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S. 2280: VETS Safe Travel Act

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About the bill

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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

Todd Young

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Indiana. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 16, 2022
Length: 6 pages
Jun 24, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed Senate (House next) on Jun 16, 2022

This bill passed in the Senate on June 16, 2022 and goes to the House next for consideration.

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


8 Cosponsors (4 Republicans, 4 Democrats)

57% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jun 24, 2021

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Jun 16, 2022
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

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Signed by the President

S. 2280 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 S. 2280. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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