Rep. John Katko (R-NY) was a featured speaker today at the 14el Simposio legislativo anual de GBTA, un evento que reúne a profesionales de viajes de negocios en Washington, DC para reunirse con legisladores para compartir opiniones sobre temas clave de la industria.
Rep. Katko spoke passionately about the bills he has worked so hard to get passed in the House. He said his subcommittee works tirelessly to attack problems and find sustainable solutions, which is evidenced by the fact that he is currently working on his eleventh bill being passed. He discussed security issues that affect opening passage into Cuba, working with TSA to be more innovative with their ideas, programs and vendors, and working with TSA to expand their PreCheck program to better utilize the program. He concluded his remarks with a candid Q&A session with GBTA members.
Rep. Katko was also presented with the inaugural GBTA Navigator Award by GBTA’s President Christle Johnson, Vice President Mark Ziegler and Executive Director Mike McCormick. GBTA created the Navigator Award to honor Senators and Representatives who have been strong champions for business travelers and the business travel industry.
GBTA chose Representative Katko for this award because of his efforts to hold TSA accountable and to improve passenger screening – and in particular, for the many bills his committee has worked on to improve TSA PreCheck as well as other aspects of the travel experience.
Junto con el premio Navigator, GBTA dio a conocer el Reglas de la calle por optimizar los viajes de negocios en sus 14el Simposio legislativo anual. GBTA movilizó a sus miembros para crear esta declaración de reforma de viajes para guiar a la industria, los líderes empresariales y los responsables políticos en la creación de un ecosistema de viajes que fomente el crecimiento, el empleo, la seguridad y la eficiencia en todo el mundo.