U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Joins Effort to Attach Airport Security Measure to FAA Reauthorization
The provision would strengthen security, especially in non-secure "soft" target areas at airports, like check-in and baggage claim areas.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin is joining a group of senators, led by Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), in urging House and Senate members negotiating the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill to include a provision to enhance U.S. airport and mass transit security. The senators sent a letter to the leaders of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee who are currently negotiating the FAA Reauthorization bill. This provision passed the Senate earlier this year with overwhelming support.
The provision would strengthen security, especially in non-secure “soft” target areas at airports, like check-in and baggage claim areas. The proposal would also update federal security programs to provide active shooter training for law enforcement and increase the presence of federal security teams with bomb-sniffing canines at these non-secure areas.
With agency funding set to expire on July 15, Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD), the lead Senate negotiator, indicated that the Senate could consider the final FAA reauthorization bill before the July 15th deadline.
The letter was signed by U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Charles Schumer (D-NY), Tom Carper (D-DE), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Al Franken (D-MN), Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).
A copy of the letter is available here.
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