WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed legislation
to toughen oil and gas pipeline regulations and another to ease
airport security procedures for members of the military on official
The president signed the legislation Tuesday as part of a
post-holiday, back-to-business day that included approval of
several other measures approved by Congress late last year.
The pipeline law aims to close gaps in federal safety
regulations made apparent by a fatal gas pipeline break near San
Francisco in 2010.
The airport security law will allow expedited screening for
service members and accompanying family. Military travelers would
have to be in uniform and would have to present their orders to
benefit from the faster screening process.
The president also signed a bill authorizing spending on
intelligence community operations.