A House bill to increase
inspection of all cargo, including mail on commercial trucks and vessels entering
the United States was introduced on Sept. 25. HR2960 would require Customs
Service or other appropriate U.S. officers to inspect cargo to ensure it complies
with U.S. laws.
The bill was authored
by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) and co-sponsored by 35 other representatives.
HR2960 has been referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.