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June 02, 2015

Permanent Administrator Needed at TSA

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the below statement on the need for permanent, Senate-confirmed leadership at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) following news that the Acting Administrator has been reassigned:

Recent operational lapses at the Transportation Security Administration highlight the need for permanent, Senate confirmed leadership. While we value acting appointees for their commitment to public service, I believe that TSA needs the depth of experience and leadership that only a permanent Administrator can provide. Vice Admiral Neffenger's confirmation is necessary so we can properly begin to address the challenges facing TSA. I urge the Senate to swiftly take up and approve his nomination.

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