With members of Congress looking on, President Bush signs the Aviation Security Bill at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport, Monday Nov. 19, 2001. From left to right behind Bush is, Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta; FAA Administrator Jane Garvey; Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska; Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minn.; Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., and Rep Connie Morella, R-Md. The bill was the product of weeks of negotiations in Congress and now the federal government will assume control of passenger and baggage screening operations, now run by private security firms contracted by airlines.
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