Acting Up

The US Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has approved “H.R. 2839, the Piracy Suppression Act of 2011”, this bolsters the United States’ ability to counter piracy by strengthening existing authorities and providing the federal government with additional options.

The bill increases the penalty for piracy to include capital punishment; and includes a report on ways to improve U.S. efforts to track ransom payments.

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