Bill to Expedite Airport Security for Service Members Passes in House

November 30, 2011

Legislation to expedite airport security for military service members and their families has won unanimous House approval.

The Risk-Based Security Screening for Members of the Armed Forces Act gives the Transportation Security Administration six months to develop a new procedures for screening military passengers.

The House passed the legislation late Tuesday with 404 unopposed votes -- a rare point of agreement in a generally divided Congress. 

"In respect to our men and women in uniform and in the best interest of our national security, this bipartisan initiative is the least we could do for our military personnel and their families traveling our nation's airports while serving our country," the bill's sponsor, Rep. Chip Cravaak, R-Minn., said in a statement. 

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