Press Release


Transportation Security Subcommittee Passes TSA Legislation

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security, chaired by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), passed by voice vote, H.R. 2179, legislation to direct unclaimed money found at airport security checkpoints to the USO.

The legislation, introduced last year by Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL), directs the Assistant Secretary for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to transfer unclaimed money recovered at airport security checkpoints to the United Service Organizations (USO).  Currently, unclaimed money found at checkpoints is retained by the TSA and used for operating expenses.

H.R. 2179 will be sent to the Full Committee.

For more information on today’s markup, including roll call votes, visit the Committee on Homeland Security website