Legislation designed to enhance TSA security operations advanced by House Homeland Security Committee

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The U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security recently advanced bipartisan legislation that would help reduce the spread of COVID-19 among airline passengers and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees.

The Security Screening During COVID-19 Act would direct the TSA administrator to coordinate with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Human Services to develop a plan, identifying best practices among air carriers, airports, and foreign governments regarding COVID-19. The administrator would identify specific operational changes that TSA can make to further reduce the virus’ spread at checkpoints.

The bill also authorizes the TSA

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