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Wed Jul 6, 2016, 08:58 PM

U.S. Senate, House reach airport security deal - Republican senator

Source: Reuters

World | Wed Jul 6, 2016 3:29pm EDT

U.S. Senate, House reach airport security deal - Republican senator

U.S. lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives have reached a bipartisan deal to upgrade U.S. airport security in the aftermath of attacks in Brussels and Istanbul, an influential Republican senator said on Wednesday.

Senator John Thune of South Dakota, chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, said the agreement would be formally unveiled later on Wednesday and could be voted on in the House this week and in the Senate by next Friday, after which lawmakers are due to leave Washington for a seven-week summer break.

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Thune said the deal calls for tougher vetting of aviation workers with access secure airport areas, expands the Transportation Security Administration's pre-check security program to move passengers more quickly out of airport areas that are not secured, and increases the number of police dogs available for security duty in the U.S. transportation system.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-security-congress-airports-idUSKCN0ZM29I

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Wed Jul 6, 2016, 09:15 PM

1. I've been fortunate enough to be getting those pre-pass lines.


But they only move as fast as the agent wants them to. I've seen some of those people intentionally making people wait a bit before signally them to approach them.

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