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Taking to the Skies: Examining TSA's Strategy for Addressing Increased Summer Travel, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, July 20, 2021   [open pdf - 218KB]

This is the July 20, 2021 hearing on "Taking to the Skies: Examining TSA's Strategy for Addressing Increased Summer Travel," held before the Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of Bonnie Watson Coleman: "As rates of vaccination against COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] increase across the country, a growing number of travelers are taking to the skies once more. The numbers are striking. Indeed, on the first day of this month TSA [Transportation Security Administration] screened more people in a day than it did on the same day in 2019, before the pandemic. The daily number of travelers screened at TSA checkpoints crossed the 2 million threshold multiple times in June. This is leading to fuller flights, longer lines at airports, and it seems, higher tension as passengers reacquaint themselves with the old and the new rules of flying. Today we will hear from our witnesses about how TSA is managing this increase in summer travel, as well as crucial information about TSA's role in addressing incidents of unruly passenger behavior at checkpoints and in the air." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Darby LaJoye and Michael Ondocin.

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Serial No. 117-24
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2021
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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