Fox News: House bill would end second bag check requirement on certain flights

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  1. Mike

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    Fox News: House bill would end second bag check requirement on certain flights

    The House on Tuesday took steps to eliminate a requirement that passengers flying from certain foreign airports have their checked bags screened a second time when they arrive in the United States and continue on an additional flight.
    Current law already stipulates that passengers arriving from one of 14 pre-clearance foreign airports do not need to go through a second full security check when they transfer to a domestic flight. The measure passed by the House on a voice vote would give the Transportation Security Administration the authority to extend that re-screening waiver to their bags as well.
    The TSA has determined that those 14 airports -- eight in Canada, four in the Caribbean and two in Ireland -- have security staff and procedures that are at or above U.S. standards.
     

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