June 06, 2024

Rep. Shri Thanedar Leads Improved TSA Screening for Veterans and Passengers with Disabilities Act to Improve Airport Security Screening for America’s Disabled Passengers

Washington, DC - Rep. Shri Thanedar recently introduced the “Improved TSA Screening for Veterans and Passengers with Disabilities Act” to expedite airport security screening for disabled veterans and passengers. 


“Disabled Americans, especially those who served in our armed forces, often face unique challenges in living the life they deserve,” said Rep. Shri Thanedar. “As the Ranking Member of the Transportation and Maritime Security Subcommittee, I am committed to making our transportation system more accessible for all Americans. Over 25 million Americans have a disability that limits their ability to travel comfortably. By making airports more accessible for disabled passengers, we will create a stronger transportation industry and allow more Americans to travel to all parts of this great country.” 


In addition to providing expedited screening for disabled veterans and passengers, Rep. Thanedar’s legislation requires the Transportation Security Administration to create annual training for TSA officers to properly serve passengers with disabilities. This training would be updated at least every two years in consultation with nationally recognized veterans and disability advocacy organizations. The legislation also requires TSA to enroll injured or disabled veterans in TSA Precheck at no cost.