Sen. Hutchison Lauds House Passage of Expedited Airport Screening for Military

December 20, 2011

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) praised the House’s unanimous passage of her legislation to allow expedited airport screening for service members and their families traveling on orders. This legislation, the Trust Our Troops Act, passed in the Senate on December 13, 2011.

“Our nation's military have earned the right from a grateful nation to go to the front of the line,” said Sen. Hutchison. “I think the vast majority of Americans would agree that our servicemen and women make sacrifices for our nation every day. The least we can do is make their lives - and the lives of their family members - easier when they travel on official orders around the country they defend.  Congress has sent a unanimous decision that this is the right thing to do, and we hope the President signs this legislation immediately.”

Congressman Chip Cravaack (R-MN-08) sponsored the House version of the bill. The legislation now goes to the President for his signature.

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