Posted on: Tuesday, June 7, 2016
House Passes Bill to Increase Passenger Screening Operation Efficiency
Homeland Security Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With summer travel season underway, today the House passed a commonsense bill to alleviate passenger wait times and optimize airport security checkpoints across the United States. The Checkpoint Optimization and Efficiency Act of 2016, H.R. 5338, reallocates Transportation Security Administration (TSA) personnel, giving more flexibility to local officials on staffing decisions, and increases transparency and coordination among TSA, airports, airlines, and labor organizations. The bill also includes a number of best practices to reduce passenger wait times, including expanding TSA’s PreCheck program, to make checkpoints more efficient and keep lines moving.

Chairman McCaul: “With millions of Americans taking to the skies during the busy summer travel season, it is imperative that we alleviate this crisis of unnecessary and crushing wait times at airports across the country. Rep. John Katko (R-NY) has continued to put forth sensible, bipartisan policy solutions like this bill to ensure the traveling public receives security screening that is not only effective but also efficient. It is my hope the Senate will swiftly act on this bill and other wait time reduction legislation so we can send it to the President’s desk.”

NOTE: The House has continued to find legislative solutions to address the long line crisis at airports across the country. Two bipartisan bills (H.R. 2843 and H.R. 3584), have passed by the House, and now await Senate action.

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