Hill Watch Alert
House of Representative plans to vote Thursday, November 1, 2001, on whether
airport security screeners should work for private firms hired by the
government or work directly for the federal government. To a newly created
Transportation Security Administration, all responsibility for passenger
and baggage screening as well as airport flight security would be transferred
by the Transportation Security Enhancement Act of 2001.†
This proposed legislation† would expand the size of big government by
28,000 new federal law enforcement jobs.†
The money for the new federalized system supposedly would be provided
by a passenger fee of $2.50 per trip.
the Secure Transportation for America Act of 2001 is based on a proven
model of air traffic security used in Europe and Israel.†
This measure would create a system that establishes clear federal
responsibilities.† It would require
a federal supervisory presence at every security screening checkpoint
and baggage checkpoint in the U.S.†
The billís greatest importance is the flexibility it gives the
President since security issues are not the same from airport to airport.
What Can You Do?
your representative to OPPOSE Transportation Security Enhancement
Act of 2001 (H.R. 3110) and SUPPORT the Secure Transportation
for America Act of 2001 (H.R. 3150)
Hill Switchboard Numbers: 202-225-3121 or 202-224-3121 (Those numbers
will direct you to the Capitol Hill operator. Ask for your representative's
go to your representative's website, find his E-mail or to find out
who your representatives are... http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW.html
electronically mail your U.S. House of Representative, go to http://www.house.gov/htbin/wrep_findrep.
Honorable (full name)
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
Representative (last name):
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