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TSA Workforce Crisis: A Homeland Security Risk, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, May 21, 2019   [open pdf - 352KB]

This is the May 21, 2019 hearing on "TSA Workforce Crisis: A Homeland Security Risk" held before the Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security of the Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of J. Luis Correa: "In today's hearing, we will discuss the challenges facing TSA, the workforce, and how they impact TSA's National security mission. We are very aware of the threats facing our country and our transportation system. Terrorists, lone wolves, and other threat actors continue to target crowded airports, mass transit hubs, air carriers, with the ultimate goal of taking down one of our airplanes. TSA has no fail-safe mission. A single bomb or weapon slipping through our security could be used with devastating effects. Transportation officers, or TSOs, work on the front line as our country's main defenders against these threats. Their jobs are extremely difficult, as they must work to look for a needle in a haystack in overstuffed bags, pat down passengers in very uncomfortable areas, detect fraudulent IDs, and keep pace with the evolving policies and technologies, all while serving as the face of Government to sometimes uncooperative passengers. Ensuring that TSA hires, trains, retrains professional workers should be one of the Department of Homeland Security's top priorities. Unfortunately, the administration has placed supporting the TSA workforce on the back burner." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John V. Kelly, David Cox, Lance Lyttle, Jeffrey Neal.

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Serial No. 116-21
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2019
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Public Domain
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U. S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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