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.”
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A Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) é a principal organização comercial de viagens de negócios e reuniões do mundo, com sede na área de Washington, DC, com operações em seis continentes. Os mais de 9.000 membros do GBTA gerenciam mais de $345 bilhões de despesas globais com viagens e reuniões de negócios anualmente. GBTA e a Fundação GBTA oferecem educação, eventos, pesquisa, advocacia e mídia de classe mundial para uma rede global crescente de mais de 28.000 profissionais de viagens e 125.000 contatos ativos. Para saber como as viagens de negócios impulsionam o crescimento duradouro dos negócios, gbta.org