A crucial provision in the bill will change the way antiterrorism grants from the Department of Homeland Security are distributed to the states. It will cut in half the guaranteed minimum grant to each state, which was $3.8 million this year, and allow department officials to distribute money in discretionary grants where the threat and consequences of a terrorist attack are judged to be highest.
Minor victory for those of us that wanted to see the recommendations of the 9/11 commission enacted. Having to wait for the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attack before the majority of air and sea cargo is not what I hoped for. At least it puts it on the budget. Now lets see if W signs it.