Our Voice was Heard

In June, the attendees of the Legislative Symposium stormed Capitol Hill to raise the concern that TSA was going to remove the cap on the Transportation Security Fee. TSA had just announced their plan and the attendees hit the meetings with their Representatives and stated GBTA’s concerns with allowing this to happen.

On September 17th, the House has passed a bill to block the TSA from lifting a cap on a ticket fee that funds security operations.

The measure was approved 423-0 after being debated on the floor. It was considered under suspension of the rules, a procedure for largely noncontroversial legislation that requires a two-thirds vote for passage.

The Murray-Ryan budget deal boosted the security fee to a maximum of $5.60 one-way, but the TSA interpreted that to mean that the $10 limit that had previously been in place was eliminated. The bill’s authors — the chair and ranking member of the Homeland Security Committee and its transportation panel — said that was never their intent.

 


 

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS

Travel and Expense Program Management

November 18, 2014
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Sheraton St Louis City Center Hotel & Suites
400 South 14th Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
http://sheraton.com/stlouis

Details coming soon!

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