Posts (Filtered by Transportation Security)

McCaul and Katko on Indictment of 12 Former and ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Transportation and Protective Services Subcommittee Chairman John Katko (R-NY) issued the following statement in the wake of 12 current and ...

February 13, 2017

Committee Releases Report on America's Airports & ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Majority Staff of the House Homeland Security Committee released a new report entitled, “America's Airports: The Threat From Within.” This report is the result of ...

February 6, 2017

The Future of the Transportation Security ...

This hearing is intended to examine how the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) can adjust to confront an ever-changing threat landscape and to combat internal staffing issues. This hearing ...

February 2, 2017

H.R. 665, Airport Perimeter and Access Control ...

A bill introduced by Rep. William Keating (D-MA) requires the Transportation Security Administration to update risk assessments at airports—specifically along airport perimeters and points of ...

January 31, 2017

State of Homeland Security Address

As the Obama Administration ends and a Trump Administration prepares to take office, Chairman Michael McCaul will deliver his annual “State of Homeland Security Address” on December 7 at The ...

December 7, 2016

H.R. 6381, DHS Reform and Improvement Act

A bill introduced by Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) includes provisions necessary to update, reform, and improve the operations of the Department of Homeland Security and its components to address the ...

November 30, 2016

House Passes Six Committee Bills to Protect the ...

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed six bills to improve various Department of Homeland Security (DHS) efforts to keep us safe. These bipartisan bills seek to provide ...

September 27, 2016

Markup: H.R. 5065, H.R. 5346, H.R. 5459, H.R. ...

H.R. 5065, Bottles and Breastfeeding Equipment Screening Act, introduced by Rep. Herrera Beutler (R-WA) H.R. 5346, Securing our Agriculture and Food Act, introduced by Rep. David Young ...

September 13, 2016

H.R. 5728, Cuban Airport Security Act of 2016

A bill introduced by Rep. John Katko (R-NY) to prohibit scheduled passenger air transportation between the United States and Cuba until a study has been completed regarding security measures and ...

September 7, 2016

McCaul Statement on U.S.-Cuba Agreement to Deploy ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After an over 50 year hiatus, regularly scheduled flights to Cuba are scheduled to begin at the end of this month. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced ...

August 10, 2016

McCaul Lauds Signing of Three Homeland Security ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the President signed into law three House Homeland Security Committee bills, H.R. 4698, H.R. 5338, and H.R. 2843, that optimize airport security checkpoints across the ...

July 15, 2016

Statement on FAA Extension Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House today passed a critical bill, H. Res. 818, the “FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016,” to support the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and ...

July 11, 2016

McCaul on House Passage of Four Critical Homeland ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House today passed four critical bills to better secure and protect the homeland. The bills passed prevent foreign fighter travel to the U.S., improve airport security ...

July 11, 2016

Chairman McCaul's Cuban Visa Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Despite President Obama opening friendly relations with Cuba, the Cuban government failed to approve visas for Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee Michael McCaul (R-TX) ...

June 24, 2016

Protecting our Passengers: Perspectives on ...

Surface transportation systems serve over 28 million riders daily and over 10 billion riders annually. Given the current threat environment, this field hearing will examine the preparedness and ...

June 21, 2016

House Passes Bill to Increase Passenger Screening ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With summer travel season underway, today the House passed a commonsense bill to alleviate passenger wait times and optimize airport security checkpoints across the United ...

June 7, 2016

McCaul: Congress Must Act to Ensure TSA Addresses ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, at the request of House Homeland Security Chairman McCaul (R-TX), the GAO released a report that found that TSA could better incorporate risk into its method of selecting ...

May 31, 2016

Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend, Committee ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With Memorial Day weekend kicking off the high summer travel season, the House Homeland Security Committee today put forward bipartisan legislation introduced by Representative ...

May 26, 2016

Long Lines, Short Patience: The TSA Airport ...

The aviation sector remains the crown jewel of targets to terrorist groups like ISIS. The speculation about the crash of Egyptair Flight 804 being a terrorist event is a sobering reminder of the ...

May 25, 2016

McCaul Urges Senate to Act on Critical Bills to ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) today urged the Senate to take action on two critical bipartisan bills the House passed this Congress that would ...

May 23, 2016

McCaul Led a Bipartisan Congressional Delegation ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) today led a bipartisan Congressional delegation to the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt to visit the Multinational Force & Observers (MFO) North Camp, ...

May 4, 2016