Tag: TSA

Daines Leads Letter with Zinke Demanding TSA Revoke Burdensome Employee Screening Policy

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Ryan Zinke sent a letter to Transportation Security Administration (TSA Administrator Pekoske urging the Biden administration to revoke a burdensome TSA employee screening policy that would add a significant strain to Montana airports. In a letter to TSA Administrator Pekoske, they wrote, “Ultimately, if implemented, the National Amendment would represent a fundamental shift in TSA’s screening responsibilities and undermine the role in which they were specifically tasked to perform post-9/11. Airport staff would essentially be required to duplicate the individual screening process that TSA screening officers are trained for, have equipment for, expertise in, and

Daines Prioritizes National Security and Secures Air Support for Nuclear Weapons

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today worked to bolster aviation security, cybersecurity and nuclear security. The Senate Committee on Appropriations today marked up and passed the Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill and Fiscal Year 2017 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill. “It’s unconscionable to imagine that our nuclear warheads do not have adequate air security,” Daines stated. “With my provisions and additional funding, we will have the needed air support for our nuclear weapons until the permanent solution of an expedited procurement is complete.”  Daines secured the following provisions in the Defense Appropriations Bill:  Upgrading UH-1Ns: $75 million in the bill for the Air