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Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Transportation

Katko’s TSA bill unanimously passes though House

The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed bipartisan legislation on Tuesday to address growing Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) wait times at the nation’s airports. The Checkpoint Optimization and Efficiency Act of 2016, authored by U.S. Rep. John Katko (R-NY), seeks to... Read More »

Report on TSA security control procedures released by GAO

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on Tuesday that found that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) airport perimeter and access control security would benefit from a risk assessment and strategy updates. The report noted that the TSA has made progress since... Read More »

GAO releases TSA air marshal report

At the request of House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Tuesday released a report that found that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) could better incorporate risk into its method of selecting on which flights... Read More »

Katko introduces checkpoint optimization act

U.S. Rep. John Katko (R-NY) on Friday introduced the Checkpoint Optimization Act of 2016 to overhaul the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) bureaucracy and relieve congestion at airports as peak travel season approaches. “Travelers are frustrated with TSA’s bureaucracy – facing... Read More »

Ayotte urges additions to “countries of concern” list

U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) sent a letter on Thursday to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson urging him to strengthen information-sharing efforts pursuant to the visa waiver program and calling on him to designate additional “countries of concern.” "I remain concerned... Read More »

Legislation introduced to prevent terrorist travel

A partisan coalition of House representatives on Monday introduced a bill to strengthen the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) presence overseas. The Expanding DHS Overseas Passenger Security Screening and Vetting Operations Act would require the DHS to issue a comprehensive... Read More »

House passes Enhancing Overseas Traveler Vetting Act

The House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday to authorize the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the State Department to develop open-source software designed to screen travelers by cross referencing law enforcement databases and terrorist watch lists. The Enhancing Overseas... Read More »