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Schatz announces TSA PreCheck Program expansion

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Brian Schatz announced that TSA is expanding its PreCheck Program in Hawaii. Kahului Airport, Kona International Airport, and Lihue Airport will be added to the list of airports with a TSA PreCheck option. Additionally, the number of PreCheck lanes at Honolulu International Airport will be expanding. Schatz has been actively seeking expansion […]

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Gabbard introduces ‘Helping Heroes Fly Act’

MEDIA RELEASE Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, has introduced the Helping Heroes Fly Act. This bipartisan measure will improve airport security screening processes for wounded and severely disabled service members and veterans. Congressman Cedric Richmond (D-LA), ranking member on the Committee on Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Subcommittee, and […]

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TSA prohibited items list changing April 25

MEDIA RELEASE TSA established a committee to review the prohibited items list based on an overall risk-based security approach. After the review, TSA Administrator John S. Pistole made the decision to start allowing the following items in carry-on bags beginning April 25: * Small Pocket Knives – Small knives with non-locking blades smaller than 2.36 […]

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TSA opens applications to avoid removing shoes and other items at airports

If TSA determines a passenger is eligible for expedited screening following the TSA Pre✓™ vetting process, information will be embedded in the barcode of the passenger’s boarding pass. TSA Pre✓™ passengers would no longer remove the following items: Shoes 3-1-1 compliant bag from carry-on Laptop from bag Light outerwear/jacket Belt

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Senator Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), a senior member on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and a bipartisan group of his colleagues today introduced legislation to require an independent study of  backscatter x-ray scanners and to require signs to alert travelers they have screening alternatives other than the backscatter machines.

Senator Akaka co-sponsors bill to study health effects of TSA body scanners

Senator Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), a senior member on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and a bipartisan group of his colleagues today introduced legislation to require an independent study of backscatter x-ray scanners and to require signs to alert travelers they have screening alternatives other than the backscatter machines.

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The Transportation Security Administration has announced the launch of TSA Cares, a helpline number designed to assist travelers with disabilities and medical conditions, prior to getting to the airport.

TSA launches helpline for disabled travelers

The Transportation Security Administration has announced the launch of TSA Cares, a helpline number designed to assist travelers with disabilities and medical conditions, prior to getting to the airport.

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U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) introduced legislation today to provide veterans eligible for a federal hiring preference with the right to challenge alleged violations of those preference rights by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Akaka introduces legislation to protect the rights of veterans seeking jobs at THE FAA and TSA

U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) introduced legislation today to provide veterans eligible for a federal hiring preference with the right to challenge alleged violations of those preference rights by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

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TSA takes steps to enhance passenger privacy

TSA takes steps to enhance passenger privacy

MEDIA RELEASE As part of its ongoing commitment to take smart steps to maintain high level security standards while also improving the passenger experience at checkpoints, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole has announced TSA will begin installing new software on TSA’s millimeter wave Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) machines — making upgrades designed […]

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TSA administrator: 'We will not negotiate on security'

TSA administrator: ‘We will not negotiate on security’

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John Pistole has issued a Determination that provides a framework to protect TSA’s ability to respond to evolving threats while allowing Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) to vote on whether or not they wish to be represented by a union for the purposes of engaging in limited, clearly […]

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DHS performs 100 percent watchlist matching for domestic flights

DHS performs 100 percent watchlist matching for domestic flights

MEDIA RELEASE Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano has announced that 100 percent of passengers traveling within the United States and its territories are now being checked against terrorist watchlists through the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Secure Flight program — a major step in fulfilling a key 9/11 Commission recommendation. Before Secure Flight, […]

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“Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has been briefed on the incident aboard Northwest Airlines flight #253 and is closely monitoring the situation.

Passengers may notice additional screening measures put into place to ensure the safety of the traveling public on domestic and international flights.

TSA to add more screening measures for air travelers

“Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has been briefed on the incident aboard Northwest Airlines flight #253 and is closely monitoring the situation. Passengers may notice additional screening measures put into place to ensure the safety of the traveling public on domestic and international flights.

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