New Bill eases airport screening for service members

The bill that will give the Department of Homeland Security six months to construct a preference system for members of the Armed Forces was approved by the House in a unanimous 404-0 vote.  The bill still needs approval from the Senate.  Service members often take longer to pass through airline security checkpoints because of their gear, medals and boots, the goal is for the troops to pass more quickly through security so that it would speed up the waiting time for those who are not part of the preference program.  If this bill is put through, the earliest beneficiaries would be troops returning from Afghanistan next year along with their family members.

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