The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives passed legislation to enact the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. It includes provisions for greater port inspections as well as making sure high-profile targets like New York get more of their share of federal funds.
Peter King, (R-NY) who sits on the Homeland Security Committee, said:
The New York State website has already been updated to show the new administration of Eliot Spitzer, but the House of Representatives' site is still not updated. (I guess technically the new Congress has not started yet).
Outgoing Speaker Hastert released this the day before the election: (emphasis mine).
November 6, 2006
(Washington, D.C.) House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert made the following comments regarding the choice between Republican and Democrat policies this November:
“Under the House Republican watch, gas prices are low; the stock market is at all-time highs; and America has not been attacked since September 11th. From economic security to national security to border security, House Republicans have tackled tough issues.
“Americans now have a very important choice to make. When it comes to cutting taxes, fighting terrorism, and strengthening border security, Republicans have acted in the best interest of the country. If the Democrats gain the House majority, Nancy Pelosi has made it clear they will raise taxes, coddle terrorists, and provide amnesty to illegal immigrants.
“When faced with a choice, I believe the American people will stand behind the responsible policies set forth by House Republicans rather than follow an irresponsible agenda that would destroy our country.”