Senate OKs Leahys AmendmentTo Delay Border-Crossing Requirements,As Leahy Also Beats Back BidTo Curb 1st Responder Grants To Smaller States Leahy says the lack of sufficientcoordination on the Pass Card (or Passport Card) system betweenDHS and State, and between the Bush Administration and the Government ofCanada, spells trouble for the system. This has been shaping up asa bureaucratic nightmare that could clog our borders while making us even lesssecure, said Leahy. We need to prod these agencies to cometo grips with these problems and fix them beforehand, not afterward. In the home stretch to the bills Senate passage Thursday evening,Leahy successfully led the effort to beat back an attempt to weaken the fundingformula he authored for first-responder grants his all-state minimumformula that has brought more than $65 million to Vermont in the last fouryears. The Leahy grant formula, which he included in the USA PATRIOT Act of2001, assures that Vermont and other states receive basic grants for their firstresponder agencies the police, fire and rescue departments that areresponsible for homeland security and emergency preparedness. The bid toweaken the Leahy formula lost in a vote of 34 to 66. The certification requirements in LeahysWHTI amendment require the two departments to:1. Ensure that thetechnology for any Passport Card meets certain security standards andthat DHS and State agree on that technology.2. Share the technologywith the governments of Canada and Mexico.3. Justify the fee setfor the Passport Card. 4. Develop analternative procedure for groups of children traveling across the border underadult supervision with parental consent. WASHINGTON (Thursday, July 13) Vermont Thursday scored twosignificant policy wins engineered by Sen. Patrick Leahy as the U.S. Senate passedthe annual homeland security budget bill. Install all necessary technological infrastructure at the ports of entry to process the cards and train U.S. agents at the border crossings in all aspects of the new technology. 6. Make the PassportCard available for international land and sea travel between the United States and Canada, Mexico, or the Caribbean and Bermuda.7. Establish a unified implementationdate for all sea and land borders. The bill also includes Leahys legislation to postpone andimprove implementation of the controversial Pass Card system for bordercrossings, which will require new identity cards and methods for crossing U.S. borders, including the Northern Border with Canada. Leahy and Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) earlier had added tothe bill their amendment to delay implementation of the Pass Card system part of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) — for 17 months, untilJune 1, 2009, and to require the Secretary of Homeland Security and theSecretary of State to certify to Congress that several standards are met beforethe program moves forward. Leahy is a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and of itsHomeland Security Subcommittee, which handled the Senates work indrafting the annual appropriations bill for the Department of HomelandSecurity. The bill now goes to conference with the House version of thebill, which does not include Leahys WHTI amendment but which does alsomaintain the Leahy formula for first-responder grants. # # # # #
Roberto Mancini has told Italy’s young players that ‘age doesn’t matter to me’, using Roma starlet Nicolo Zaniolo as an example. Promoted Content6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 8 Most Fun Sylvester Stallone MoviesCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe Best Geek Movies Of All TimeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time? “It’s thanks to the fact that I found people who trusted me and I’m always ready to do the same back. “We must give chances to good young players, let them play and let them make mistakes too.” The former Inter boss has been true to his word, calling up Zaniolo before he had made his Serie A debut in September 2018. read also:My greatest achievement with Man City – Mancini “It was no accident. I saw him in the final stages of the European Under-19 Championship and I decided to call him up after that.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Mancini’s Italy reign has been characterised by a focus on youth over experience, and he revealed he was prepared to even select players without any first-team football under their belts. “To you young lads I say, be committed and train hard: if you have the technical quality and character, I’m ready to call you, even if you haven’t made your first-team debut yet,” he said during a conference call organised by Bologna. “In my staff, there are people who monitor the Primavera championship and, if some lads catch their eye, I’m ready to call them up. “Age doesn’t matter to me: technique and character do. That’s how I started at Bologna when I was just 16-and-a-half.Advertisement
CLEAR LAKE — The City Council in Clear Lake tonight will consider awarding the contract for improvements to North 32nd Street, which could lead to major development on the east side of the community. McKiness Excavating of Mason City submitted the lowest, responsive, responsible bid for the project for just over $1.75 million.City Administrator Scott Flory says it will create some economic development opportunities for the community. “It’s going to open up a significant area for future economic development there. Obviously it’s proximity to Interstate 35, the 194 interchange. We think it’s got terrific potential there for Clear Lake for a lot of things.”Flory says the improvements to North 32nd Street will start about 375 feet north of the intersection of State Highway 122, which is the intersection where Kwik Star is located. He says the project includes pavement removal; sanitary sewer mains & manholes; water main improvements; storm sewer; street lighting; and 1625 feet in length of Portland Cement Concrete, 37 feet wide and eight inches thick.City officials are working on a preliminary development agreement and letter of intent for a large-scale hotel & conference center that possibly could be placed in the area of the North 32nd Street project.The council meets tonight at 6 o’clock at City Hall.