H. R. 1171, FASTER Act.

Full Titile: Funding for Aviation Screeners and Threat Elimination Restoration Act

Summary: This bill repeals the requirement that a portion of aviation security service fees collected from passengers be credited as offsetting receipts and deposited in the general fund of the Treasury and instead requires such fees to be deposited into a separate account in the Treasury for expenditure only to pay the costs of activities and services for which the fee is imposed. Cosponsors (Somewhat Bipartisan)

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 9/9/19.

STATUS: Introduced 2/13/19 by Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] . 

INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:

  • “A stable, well-funded TSA is a critical component of our nation’s security,” said Rep. Peter DeFazio, Chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. “The FASTER Act will ensure that TSA gets the full funding that it needs—funding that is already paid by consumers—to invest in state-of-the equipment and hire additional staff in order to make air travel not only safer, but more efficient. In an era where government shutdowns are becoming more of the norm rather than the exception, TSA needs the ability to provide some financial stability to its hard-working TSOs, who are amongst the lowest-paid federal employees.” (Source: Rep. DeFazio, Press Release, 13/02/19)

ADDITIONAL DETAIL:

  • Link to the text of the bill.
  • Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.

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