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senate Bill S. 1881

Should Amputee, Paralyzed & Blind Veterans Receive TSA PreCheck For Free?

Argument in favor

Veterans who have been injured while serving their country should be honored with free TSA PreCheck. This bill will help make it a little easier for roughly 200,000 heroes to travel.

Gopin2020's Opinion
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08/10/2019
As a disabled veteran I fully support this. #MAGA
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KAG-2020's Opinion
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08/10/2019
Yes provide this benefit to our veterans- God Bless Our Men and Women in uniform.
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Jim's Opinion
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08/10/2019
What a small thing for those who gave more then we can repay.
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Argument opposed

Airlines already give passengers who need extra assistance with security and boarding the help they need, regardless of PreCheck status, so these veterans should already be getting help at the airport.

NoHedges's Opinion
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08/10/2019
Anyone with a recognized disability should. Including those with autism. AND THEY ALREADY DO You are required to undergo screening at the checkpoint by technology or a pat-down. If your TSA Pre✓® designation has been verified at a participating airport, you do not need to remove shoes, laptops, 3-1-1 liquids, belts, or light jackets during the screening process. However, if you are required to undergo additional screening for any reason, a pat-down may be required, which includes the removal of items such as shoes, belts, or light jackets. Also, TSA officers may swab your hands, mobility aids, equipment and other external medical devices to test for explosives using explosives trace detection technology. Travelers with disabilities with TSA Pre✓® on their boarding passes will receive TSA Pre✓® on-person screening when screened in a standard lane for any reason. This may happen when the TSA Pre✓® lane is closed, for example. Carry-on baggage and other accessible property will undergo standard screening in standard lanes, including removal of laptops, 3-1-1- liquids, and CPAP/BPAP equipment. This legislation is little more than a #MAGA attempt to buy the votes of veterans. https://www.tsa.gov/travel/special-procedures
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burrkitty's Opinion
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08/10/2019
Why wouldn’t you extend this to all disabled people? Apparently they already do. So why are we duplicating the effort?
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I.Got.an.Idea...'s Opinion
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08/10/2019
It appears that this legislation is unnecessary as veterans already receive the services this bill proposes to provide. This appears to be a Representative trying to make himself appear to be actually doing something for The People, more specifically disabled veterans, that may help this poor performing representative get brownie points and possibly get re-elected. Maybe this Representative should work on Medicare for All, that would provide all veterans and all Citizens with something that actually benefits them, others and every person.
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    As a disabled veteran I fully support this. #MAGA
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    Anyone with a recognized disability should. Including those with autism. AND THEY ALREADY DO You are required to undergo screening at the checkpoint by technology or a pat-down. If your TSA Pre✓® designation has been verified at a participating airport, you do not need to remove shoes, laptops, 3-1-1 liquids, belts, or light jackets during the screening process. However, if you are required to undergo additional screening for any reason, a pat-down may be required, which includes the removal of items such as shoes, belts, or light jackets. Also, TSA officers may swab your hands, mobility aids, equipment and other external medical devices to test for explosives using explosives trace detection technology. Travelers with disabilities with TSA Pre✓® on their boarding passes will receive TSA Pre✓® on-person screening when screened in a standard lane for any reason. This may happen when the TSA Pre✓® lane is closed, for example. Carry-on baggage and other accessible property will undergo standard screening in standard lanes, including removal of laptops, 3-1-1- liquids, and CPAP/BPAP equipment. This legislation is little more than a #MAGA attempt to buy the votes of veterans. https://www.tsa.gov/travel/special-procedures
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    Why wouldn’t you extend this to all disabled people? Apparently they already do. So why are we duplicating the effort?
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    I am once again confused. This sounds like it would be a great accommodation for wounded vets, but I am gathering that this accommodation already exists. If it does not- then YAY, implement free prechecks for wounded vets and disabled people. If it is already being done, then this is just a junk bill so politicians can lay claim to doing something "good" when in fact, they did nothing at all. Shame on you for wasting the resources of our government in order to pretend you are going your job. I would suggest that if you want the credit for fostering great legislation, then come up with some great legislation and stop trying to trick the electorate.
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    Yes provide this benefit to our veterans- God Bless Our Men and Women in uniform.
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    It appears that this legislation is unnecessary as veterans already receive the services this bill proposes to provide. This appears to be a Representative trying to make himself appear to be actually doing something for The People, more specifically disabled veterans, that may help this poor performing representative get brownie points and possibly get re-elected. Maybe this Representative should work on Medicare for All, that would provide all veterans and all Citizens with something that actually benefits them, others and every person.
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    What a small thing for those who gave more then we can repay.
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    We send our own out to do our dirty work and then forget them as soon as they are stateside. This would fall in the "least we can do" category.
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    Again not a real question
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    Any veteran should receive this. We’ve all had a background check and been vetted.
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    It’s already done.
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    This seems to me to be an ”accommodation” as designated by the ADA. Also, moving passengers requiring special assistance through a pathway that, because of the extra charge, the majority of passengers will not select seems a reasonable way to increase flow through the security process. At times, I have found myself designated to the Pre-Check line for free, whether for the convenience of TSA or the airlines, I wouldn’t know. But ensuring this service for the disabled seems a no brained to me.
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    Why are we redoing this?? This should not just be Vets anyway. Ridiculous that senate is wasting their time pretending to do something for Veterans when they already have this.
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    Disabled already do.
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    Veterans and disabled people already get help in airports. What is this republican bill hiding?
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    Support our handicap veterans. Support our homeless veterans and invest in the VA ensuring our vets needs are met.
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    Millions of our vets are homeless. They have one of the highest suicide rates of all groups. It's about time we show them the respect they deserve, even with a draft dodger in the White House.
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    Stop discriminating against non-veterans.
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    All Veterans should not have to pay.
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    Yes. I support this proposal.
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