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Category: TSA

GAO Releases Two New Aviation Security Reports

June 7, 2016 – The U.S. Government Accountability Office last week released two new reports analyzing federal aviation security policies – one relating to airport perimeter access and one relating to Federal Air Marshal placement.

House Homeland Panel Holds Hearing on Long TSA Lines

On May 25 House Homeland Security Committee held a hearing, “Long Lines, Short Patience: the TSA Airport Screening Experience”, on the issue of long security lines at airports where screening is done by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Senate Pushes Final Vote on FAA Bill to Next Week

April 14, 2016 – The U.S. Senate failed to reach agreement earlier today on legislation reauthorizing Federal Aviation Administration programs for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 (H.R. 636), and Senators have left town for the weekend. The Senate will hold another vote on limiting debate on the bill at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 18.

Senate Hearing Examines TSA Security Measures

April 7, 2016 – On April 6, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing to address security concerns within the U.S. transportation system in the wake of the ISIS attack on Brussels last month. While the focus of the hearing was supposed to be the surface transportation network and the recent terrorist bombings in Brussels, the hearing kept coming back to U.S.

Senate Commerce Panel Marks Up Aviation, Pipeline Bills

December 9, 2015 – On Wednesday, the Senate Commerce Committee held an executive session to mark-up and vote on a number of bills, including aviation and pipeline safety bills, and vote on nominations for promotions to the Coast Guard.

House Homeland Panel Examines Foreign Airport Security

December 9, 2015 – The House Homeland Security Committee held a meeting on Tuesday afternoon titled, “Examining TSA’s Global Efforts to Protect the Homeland from Aviation Threats and Enhance Security at Last Point of Departure Airports” to explore how the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) approaches security risks at foreign airports that have flights to the United States.

House HTF Extension Continues TSA User Fee Mismatch

July 15, 2015 – The House’s five-month Highway Trust Fund extension bill (H.R. 3038) pays for $3 billion of its $8 billion HTF bailout by taking aviation security fees scheduled to go towards offsetting the Transportation Security Administration budget and instead setting them aside for general fund deficit reduction.

New Aviation Fees Requested In New Transportation Security Budget

February 4, 2015 – This week, the Obama Administration submitted a budget request for $7.15 billion in gross funding for the Transportation Security Administration for fiscal year 2016. However, a huge chunk of the gross TSA budget is offset by aviation security fees, which the Administration proposes to increase slightly this year and more significantly in future years. After the fees are taken off, the net spending total for TSA in the budget would be $4.77 billion, a 1.4 percent decrease from the pending FY 2015 level.

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