The U.S. House of Representatives today passed TSA supported legislation that would enable the Transportation Security Administration to waive re-screening of checked bags on connecting domestic flights originating from select international airports. The bill now will go to President Obama for his signature. The Senate passed their bill in November. TSA's response below:
|“TSA has proposed similar provisions to those contained in the “No-Hassle Flying Act of 2012” and supports the proposed legislation, as it will greatly improve the customer experience and improve efficiency for cross-border travel.”|
Background: Under the legislation, the TSA Administrator has the authority to waive rescreening requirements for flights from international preclearance airports that install U.S. equivalent checked baggage screening processes and equipment. The discretion this act provides is consistent with TSA’s ongoing transition to a more risk-based and intelligence-driven counterterrorism posture and would improve customer satisfaction.