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"In Washington state, we know all too well that our safety and economic security depends on continued vigilance in the face of terrorist threats.

As the nomination process moves forward I will be listening for Judge Chertoff to lay out specific plans for a real commitment to securing our inadequately protected seaports, the training and equipping of our first responders and increased security efforts at our Northern Border – issues at the heart of our security concerns in Washington state.

"For years, I've been working to establish a uniform security standard for all cargo entering our ports. We've made progress, but there is still much work to do and I hope that Judge Chertoff will join with me, early in his term, to move forward on this important effort to keep our ports safe.

"These are only a few of the security concerns facing Washington state and all Americans, and I hope that Judge Chertoff will lay out an aggressive plan to meet these challenges in the coming weeks."