McCaul Statement on U.S.-Cuba Agreement to Deploy Federal Air Marshals on Cuba Flights

Allow Federal Air Marshals on Cuba flights—and Members of Congress

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 this week that federal air marshals will be allowed on board certain flights to and from Cuba. Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) issued the following statement warning about the continuing lack of security:

Chairman McCaul: “While the agreement to allow Federal Air Marshals on-board flights between the United States and Cuba is a positive step, the American people should have grave concerns about the level of security currently in place at any foreign airport where the host government refused to allow Congress to visit.”