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Murray passes key port security bill

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WASHINGTON - Washington State senator Patty Murray helped pass landmark cargo security legislation on Thursday.

The bill will dramatically improve the security of America's ports and cargo container systems.

Murray's bill passed by a vote of 98 to 0.

She spearheaded the effort to protect America's ports since the terrorist attacks of September 11th.

Murray spent the past week on the senate floor managing debate on her bill.