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Appeal to withdraw TWIC card reader

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Washington State Congressman Rick Larsen requested that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) withdraw its proposed rulemaking on readers for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).

Larsen said the TWIC has not shown maritime security improvements according to a study by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. The GAO said Congress should halt future work on the program “until it is clear that it works.”



TWIC is administered by the Transportation Security Administration and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Reported in a recent edition of Wheelhouse Weekly, a newsletter of the International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots. It has been reprinted with permission.

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