Improving Security at America’s Airports: Stakeholder Perspectives

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska., chairman of the Subcommittee on Security, will convene a hearing titled, “Improving Security at America’s Airports: Stakeholder Perspectives,” at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 17, 2019. This hearing will examine stakeholder perspectives on ways the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) can advance aviation security. The witnesses will share their views on TSA’s implementation of aviation security provisions of the TSA Modernization Act and other efforts to advance aviation security to better serve the traveling public. 


  • Ms. Tori Barnes, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy, U.S. Travel Association 
  • Ms. Lauren Beyer, Vice President of Security and Facilitation, Airlines for America  
  • Mr. Ken Cornick, Co-Founder and President, CLEAR
  • Mr. Chris McLaughlin, Chief Operations Officer, Denver International Airport  
  • Ms. Sara Nelson, International President, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA

*Witness list subject to change

Hearing Details:

Thursday, October 17, 2019
10:30 a.m.
Subcommittee on Security

This hearing will take place in the Dirksen Senate Office Building 562. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on

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  • Ms. Tori Barnes

    Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy
    U.S. Travel Association
    Download Testimony (207.62 KB)
  • Ms. Lauren Beyer

    Vice President of Security and Facilitation
    Airlines for America
    Download Testimony (197.82 KB)
  • Mr. Ken Cornick

    Co-Founder and President
  • Mr. Chris McLaughlin

    Chief Operations Officer
    Denver International Airport
    Download Testimony (263.65 KB)
  • Ms. Sara Nelson

    International President
    Association of Flight Attendants-CWA
    Download Testimony (150.37 KB)