PVA issues statement on Senate passage of TSA Precheck bill for veterans with disabilities

Post Date: September 16, 2019
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MEDIA CONTACT: Liz Deakin, lizd@pva.org

Washington, D.C. (Sept. 16, 2019) Paralyzed Veterans of America Deputy Executive Director Shaun Castle issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate passage of the  Veterans Expedited TSA Screening (VETS) Safe Travel Act (S. 1881), which would waive the TSA Precheck fee for certain eligible veterans:

“Paralyzed Veterans of America worked with Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) and Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) to ensure the VETS Act would help alleviate the intrusive searches that air travelers with disabilities who use assistive devices must endure when they have to go through normal security lanes simply because they are unable to walk. With this legislation, veterans with these types of disabilities will be able to receive TSA Precheck without cost which is a much more dignified experience for wheelchair users. We thank the senators for introducing this bipartisan legislation for veterans with disabilities. We now urge the U.S. House to act quickly to ensure final passage of the VETS Safe Travel Act.”