The bill, which was passed by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 411 to four, will establish a Securing Cities Initiative within the Department of Homeland Security. The initiative will provide assistance to state and local governments for designing, implementing and enhancing safety protocols that will detect and prevent nuclear-related terrorist activity.
Securing Cities began as a pilot program in 2006; it has helped many cities to plan for and address nuclear-related threats. The Securing the Cities Act will expand the programs to additional cities, giving communities more tools for their efforts to stop potential terrorist activity.
Hanna has represented New York's 22nd District in the House of Representatives since 2011. Born in Utica, New York, in 1951, Hanna was educated at Reed College. He is married to Kim Hanna.
He serves on the following committees: Committee on Education and the Workforce, Transportation and Infrastructure, Small Business.