Cravaack Talks New Bill Aimed At Expediting Airport Security
January 6, 2012 Updated Jan 6, 2012 at 2:47 PM CST Duluth, MN (Northland’s NewsCenter) — U.S Congressman Chip Cravaack was in his home district Thursday to discuss how a new bill he introduced will make things easier for returning military members.
The bill, which President Obama signed into law earlier this week, is designed to make getting past airport security faster for returning military members.
Representative Cravaack says military members are forced to wait in security lines for hours when all they want to do is get home to their families.
The Transportation Security Administration is now required to develop a separate screening process for military members flying on civilian planes.
“This is a win win for America. It’s a win for our troops, it’s also a win for the general public. So when they’re going through security it’ll be, they’ll be able to get through it as expeditiously as possible,” said Cravaack.
This is the first bill Congressman Cravaack has introduced since taking office.
Cravaack says this legislation will also allow the TSA to focus more on unknown and high–risk passengers.
The TSA has 180 days from the day The President signed the bill to make the changes to accommodate the new directive.
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