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house Bill H.R. 2127

Should TSA’s Expedited Screenings Be More Exclusive?

Argument in favor

Expedited security screenings should only be available to people who have already been vetted or are otherwise considered to be low-risk, lest the program be abused and security jeopardized.

AndrewGVN's Opinion
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12/17/2015
These screenings should be VERY exclusive.
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07/27/2015
Yes, they should be served with a smile and an apology.
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John's Opinion
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07/28/2015
The whole nature of a security screening expedite by any measure should mandate careful screening and by that alone it should be exclusive. If it is not, then the program should be abolished to avoid a deadly mistake.
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Argument opposed

In general there shouldn’t be expedited screenings as they could be abused by people who seek to do harm to other passengers, and having one screening process makes things easier.

Curmudgeon's Opinion
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08/01/2015
We have a 95 percent failure rate of the screening already being done. Something must be done to profile the swarthy darty eyed Arabic speaking males and quit annoying preschool kids. And if that bothers them so seriously then maybe they should quit darkening our shores!
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Seeya's Opinion
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12/21/2015
Disband the TSA. So far over 400 TSA agents have been arrested, while the TSA has yet to stop a single "terrorist." They're there so the corrupt government can easily enact transportation controls in the event of mass civil unrest.
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jrs333's Opinion
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07/29/2015
I think there should be one process. No special treatment. It will be used by those who wish to harm us.
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What is House Bill H.R. 2127?

This bill would require the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to only allow certain individuals to access expedited screening checkpoints at airports.


Only passengers who participate in a TSA trusted traveler program, are members of the military, or a group considered to be low risk would be eligible for expedited screenings.

Impact

People who otherwise would’ve been eligible for expedited screening and those who would still be eligible for expedited screenings, and TSA.

Cost of House Bill H.R. 2127

The CBO estimates that implementing this bill would have no significant impact on the federal budget.

More Information

In-Depth: This bill was passed by the House Homeland Security Committee via voice vote.


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Summary by Eric Revell
(Photo Credit: Flickr user jurvetson)

AKA

Securing Expedited Screening Act

Official Title

To direct the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration to limit access to expedited airport security screening at an airport security checkpoint to participants of the PreCheck program and other known low-risk passengers, and for other purposes.

bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
  • The house Passed July 27th, 2015
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Transportation and Maritime Security
      Committee on Homeland Security
    IntroducedApril 30th, 2015

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    These screenings should be VERY exclusive.
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    We have a 95 percent failure rate of the screening already being done. Something must be done to profile the swarthy darty eyed Arabic speaking males and quit annoying preschool kids. And if that bothers them so seriously then maybe they should quit darkening our shores!
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    Yes, they should be served with a smile and an apology.
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    Disband the TSA. So far over 400 TSA agents have been arrested, while the TSA has yet to stop a single "terrorist." They're there so the corrupt government can easily enact transportation controls in the event of mass civil unrest.
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    Time to do away with expedited screenings period. Just another hole in our national security system, take more time to make sure we get there.
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    I think there should be one process. No special treatment. It will be used by those who wish to harm us.
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    The whole nature of a security screening expedite by any measure should mandate careful screening and by that alone it should be exclusive. If it is not, then the program should be abolished to avoid a deadly mistake.
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    With the TSA track record, expedited screenings are probably better than the morons at the regular screening
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    For frequent faster service
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    This would have a severe impact on my rent a burka and prayer bead kiosks at major airports. Thanks for ruining my business. Now 75 year Los grandmothers will be getting hassled more and more.
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    Either have a SECURE screening system or have none. Half-assed measures create half-assed results. And I say this as one who was sent to the expedited line just three weeks ago in two different airports. This country needs to spend the time and money on SECURITY FOR OUR CITIZENS, just as Israel does.
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    Everyone needs to be treated the same way so as to minimize the risk of all passengers and patrons
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    I don't want someone that read the TSA help wanted ad off a pizza box anywhere near my body, much less nude scanning it. This is gross and you let people by because of their religion?
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    Is there a reason the TSA cannot trust or do their own screenings?
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    Why aren't we making those companies that make money from airports supplying its own security instead of being on the backs of the taxpayers?
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    If you have been thoroughly vetted there should be no problems. Just my opinion
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    No brainer!
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