Senator Nelson responds again

10 Apr

Apparently he is getting caught up on his email since I’ve been emailing weekly for some time now.

Thank you for contacting me about the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) new enhanced screening and “pat down” procedures.
I understand your concern that these procedures are too invasive.  That’s why I cosponsored an amendment to the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) Reauthorization Act that would make it a Federal crime to photograph or distribute any image collected from an airport scanner.  This would protect passengers from rogue security agents, reporters, and other passengers with malicious intent.  This amendment passed on February 15 by a vote of 98-0.  The Senate passed the FAA bill on February 17; it now goes to the House of Representatives.
While I was pleased to hear Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announce that the TSA will review these procedures and make changes as necessary, stopping terrorists remains the ultimate goal.
I will keep your views in mind whenever this and related issues come before the Senate.  Thank you again for taking the time to contact my office, and please do not hesitate to do so in the future.
Sincerely,
Senator Bill Nelson
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