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April 12, 2011

TSA's Crew Access System Must Include Biometric IDs and All Aircraft Crew

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, and Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX), Ranking Member of the Committee's Transportation Security Subcommittee, sent a letter to John S. Pistole, Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, urging that as an aircraft expedited crew access system at U.S. airports is considered by TSA, that it include both pilots and flight attendants and also include a biometric identification system for security purposes.


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