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July 14, 2011

TSA Trusted Traveler Pilot Program Moving Forward

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the following statement regarding news from Transportation Security Administrator John S. Pistole announcing more details of a trusted traveler pilot program set to commence this fall:

As a long-time supporter of the risk-based trusted traveler concept to make the screening experience for regular Americans better, I am pleased that TSA has announced it will start testing its pilot program this fall. I continue to believe that any system for expedited flight crew screening should include flight attendants – and biometrics should also be a part of the equation for identity verification. At the same time, TSA must focus on enhancing technology and training with respect to identifying fraudulent travel documents and identifications.

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