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TSA Meeting December 31 Deadline for Screening All Checked Baggage

Press Release

Another Layer of Security Makes Skies Safer than Ever  

The Transportation Security Administration will be screening all checked baggage by midnight Tuesday as Congress mandated in the Aviation and Transportation Security Act, Under Secretary of Transportation for Security Adm. James M. Loy said today.  

"Meeting the 36th - and final - deadline that Congress set for the TSA is a huge accomplishment,” Adm. Loy said. "With this additional layer of security in place, airports and air travelers are better protected than they have ever been."