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H.R. 855: VETS Safe Travel Act

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About the bill

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Context

Airport security is conducted by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Begun in October 2011, their program TSA PreCheck allows pre-approved travelers who pass a background check and pay a $85 fee to go through a sped-up version of airport security. For example, they don’t have to remove their belts, shoes, or laptops.

More than 11 million people have enrolled so far. Active duty military members are already eligible at no cost, but that’s not the case for veterans.

What the legislation does

The Veterans Expedited TSA Screening (VETS) Safe Travel Act would let all disabled or severely injured veterans enroll on the TSA PreCheck list, at no charge.

The House version was introduced on February 5 …

Sponsor and status

Paul Gosar

Sponsor. Representative for Arizona's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 5, 2021
Length: 5 pages
Introduced
Feb 5, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Introduced on Feb 5, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 5, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.

Cosponsors

30 Cosponsors (19 Republicans, 11 Democrats)

Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Feb 5, 2021
 
Introduced

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Signed by the President

H.R. 855 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 855. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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