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Update on TSA Reauthorization Bill

Friday, June 12, 2009

The House Homeland Security Committee marked up the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Reauthorization bill (H.R. 2200) on May 14.  The Committee also adopted (by voice vote) the DeFazio-Dent amendment (sponsored by Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-OR), and Charles Dent (R-PA)). 

This amendment is very important, as it allows Federal Flight Deck Officers (FFDO) to be reimbursed for their training expenses, and to use other federal training facilities to re-qualify their firearms proficiency training.  The amendment also authorizes the hiring of additional personnel to administer the FFDO program. 

The House passed H.R. 2200 by a 397-25 vote on June 4.  This week the measure was referred in the Senate to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

NRA will continue to support this important anti-terrorism program.

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