Washington Post: A sharp question for the TSA And now the chatter is that the TSA may decide to put the new rules into effect over the Memorial Day weekend. The agency had asked for public comments on the changes, with that input due by May 22, we understand. We’ve been told TSA officials are planning to brief folks on the Hill the next day. The Memorial Day weekend begins May 24. TSA did not respond to an inquiry on whether or when the new rules would be put into effect. The article answers another question I was wondering about: We’re told the TSA wants the rule changes, which were to take effect April 25, to put the United States in line with the rules in European countries. This change apparently just complies with prevalent international practices elsewhere.