The Senate filed a Continuing Resolution (CR) today that would keep the government running through December 9 of this year avoiding a government shutdown on October 1. The CR includes the following language on funding for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA):
GBTA is pleased to see this language included, which will allow TSA to continue to fund increased personnel that were put in place to address the extremely long security lines slowing down travelers across the nation this past spring. If this bill doesn’t pass those additional screeners will go home on October 1, and long lines will return.
While this is a necessary short-term measure, GBTA calls on Congress to initiate long-term reforms necessary to ensure the safety of the nation’s airports.