Bill Introduced Day After GBTA Members Visit DC, Call on Lawmakers to End Practice
Alexandria, VA (May 1, 2015) – 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 agents allow travelers to use PreCheck lanes when they have not been properly vetted. The statement below can be attributed to Michael W. McCormick, Executive Director and COO of the Global Business Travel Association.
“The Global Business Travel Association applauds Reps. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), John Katko (R-NY) and Kathleen Rice (D-NY) for sponsoring legislation that would further secure our aviation system by ending the practice of managed inclusion in PreCheck. PreCheck and other risk-based programs are essential for those business travelers who travel the most, as delays getting through airport security cost them time and money, but in order for the program to be truly secure, all passengers must go through the same vetting process.
It’s time to put an end to this practice, which confers all the benefits of PreCheck without requiring any of the burdens. Managed inclusion passengers are not required to submit personal information for TSA vetting or pay a fee.
I am 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. Their voices were heard.”
About the Global Business Travel Association
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. GBTA’s 9,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA and the GBTA Foundation deliver world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media to a growing global network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts. To learn how business travel drives lasting business growth, gbta.org