Cosponsor the FASTER Act NOW to Stop Congress from Raiding Aviation Security Funding

Our aviation security system desperately needs additional resources to address today’s threat environment. That’s why Congress established an airline passenger fee, the September 11 Security Fee, in order to help finance the cost of securing the nation’s
aviation transportation system. The passenger fee is currently $5.60 per one-way trip and may not exceed $11.20 round trip.

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TSA Needs Full Funding to Ensure Aviation Security: Cosponsor H.R. 2514, the FASTER Act

Today, the threats to aviation are diverse and significant. Presently, there is great interest in system-wide deployment of Computed Tomography (CT) screening equipment to passenger security checkpoints, a technology widely-viewed as significantly enhancing
the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) threat detection capability. Last November 8, TSA Administrator David Pekoske testified before the House Committee on Homeland Security that TSA could “hypothetically” deploy CT throughout the aviation security
system. When probed about why TSA views such deployment as hypothetical, Administrator Pekoske explained that it is “hypothetical due to funding.” 

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TSA Needs Full Funding to Ensure Aviation Security: Cosponsor H.R. 2514, the FASTER Act

Today, the threats to aviation are diverse and significant. Presently, there is great interest in system-wide deployment of Computed Tomography (CT) screening equipment to passenger security checkpoints, a technology widely-viewed as significantly enhancing
the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) threat detection capability. On November 8, TSA Administrator David Pekoske testified before the House Committee on Homeland Security that TSA could “hypothetically” deploy CT throughout the aviation security
system. When probed about why TSA views such deployment as hypothetical, Administrator Pekoske explained that it is “hypothetical due to funding.” 

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