Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Lauds Expanded Access to Expedited Security Lines for Inter-island Airline Passengers
October 16, 2013
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today congratulated Hawaiian Airlines on a successful expansion of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Preʻ™ security clearance program to the Honolulu International Airport, Kahului Airport on Maui, and the Lʻhu‘e Airport on Kaua‘i.
“Hawai‘i’s airports are leading the way in efforts to improve travelers’ experiences through what can be congested and frustrating security lines,” said Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. “For our kama‘ʻina, the TSA Preʻ™ program will ensure that pre-screened, low-risk passengers will have a much more positive experience while traveling among our islands. This program also allows the TSA and other law enforcement agencies to use a more risk-based approach to ensure the safety of our air travelers and flight crews.”
TSA Preʻ™ was expanded from 40 to 100 airports across the United States this week. TSA is also opening Preʻ™ lanes at Hawaiian Airlines checkpoints at Sacramento International Airport, Oakland International Airport, San Jose International Airport and San Diego International Airport.
This year, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard introduced the Helping Heroes Fly Act, which later passed Congress unanimously and was signed by the President, to provide more dignified security screenings for severely wounded and disabled veterans. She has also supported numerous efforts to improve airline security