Military May Get Faster Airport Screening

Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 07:26 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the military and their families on official travel would move through airport security quicker next year under legislation sent to the president.

The House on Tuesday gave final approval to the legislation on a voice vote.

The military travelers must be in uniform and present their orders to get the expedited screening.

The Homeland Security Department would have six months to devise a preference system for the armed forces. The earliest beneficiaries likely would be troops returning from Afghanistan next year and their family members.

The government already has initiated, and is expanding, a more intelligence-driven trusted traveler program for civilians. Participants include travelers in American and Delta airlines' frequent flier programs as well as people who are part of three other programs.

.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Pipeline Foes Condemn Neb. Congressman's Mock Playlist

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 19:28 PM

Nebraska Congressman Lee Terry is duking it out with oil pipeline fighters again, this time over a mock playlist Terry's . . .

Ex-CIA Agent: ISIS Is in America; Some Have Entered from Mexico

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 17:49 PM

Islamic State (ISIS) cells are already in the United States, and some of them have entered by crossing the Mexican borde . . .

Harvard Study: Marijuana Is Addictive Drug

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 17:06 PM

Many people believe that marijuana is not addictive, but a new study challenges that theory. . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved