Today, Reps. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), John Katko (R-NY) and Kathleen Rice (D-NY) introduced a bill that would end managed inclusion for PreCheck, a practice where Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents allow travelers to use PreCheck lanes when they have not been properly vetted.
GBTA, while a strong supporter of programs like TSA PreCheck, has been calling for an end to this practice for some time now. In order for the program to be truly secure, all passengers must go through the same vetting process, so it’s time to put an end to this practice, which confers all the benefits of PreCheck without requiring any of the burdens.
GBTA was especially pleased to see this legislation come just one day after nearly 100 GBTA members and business travel professionals traveled to Washington, D.C., to call on their lawmakers to end managed inclusion. The business travel industry voice was heard!
The 13th annual GBTA Legislative Symposium held in Washington, D.C. this week saw GBTA members call on lawmakers to oppose a proposed increase in the passenger facility charge (PFC), end the practice of managed inclusion in TSA PreCheck lanes and put a stop to discriminatory car rental taxes.
The Legislative Symposium kicked off with nearly back-to-back discussions with top lawmakers on key travel issues, ranging from PFCs to improving our nation’s transportation infrastructure to the important link between business travel and growth in our economy. Lawmakers and Administration speakers included Isabel Hill, Director of the National Travel and Tourism Office within the U.S. Department of Commerce, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Reps. Mario Diaz Balart (R-FL), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Jeff Denham (R-CA), John Katko (R-NY) and Sam Graves (R-MO).
Thank you to all of our GBTA members who joined us this week and made your voice heard on Capitol Hill!