Lie of the day: TSA compliant w/ military screening law before it was enacted

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  1. Mike

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    Fierce Homeland Security: TSA says it expedites military member screening; lawmakers say not

    Transportation Security Administration officials say the agency complies with a January 2012 law requiring expedited security screening at airports for uniformed military service members traveling on official orders, while lawmakers say the agency doesn't.

    During a July 11 hearing of the House Homeland Security subcommittee on transportation security, TSA official Chris McLaughlin said his agency goes beyond the requirements of the law, since security procedures in place before the law (P.L. 112-86) came into effect permit service personnel in uniform with proper identification--whether traveling on official orders or not--to have expedited screening.

    "We were compliant with the law before it was enacted," McLaughlin said.

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