Sen. Menendez tours security measures at Newark airport

NEWARK - U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez took part in a walking tour today with Federal Security Director Barbara Powell to see advances that have been made to better protect travelers at Newark Liberty International Airport.

The Democrat said he is pleased with the improvements made in the past year at the airport's security checkpoints.

According to Menendez, a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent has been added to each exit. The senator also applauded new security cameras and communication procedures between TSA agents.

U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg recently voted to approve legislation to reauthorize several programs within the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The bill includes a number of provisions to fully staff the control tower at Newark airport, increase runway safety, improve air quality in the cabin, phase out noisy aircraft and continue the ban of large aircraft at Teterboro Airport. The legislation also includes an Airline Passenger Bill of Rights and expands a Department of Transportation consumer complaint line.

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