Partial List of Congressional Contacts Part 1

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Fisher1949, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Following is the list of MoC s I've written. Some include fax numbers, which allows you to send without filling out info at website.

    The White House
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact

    Link For All 535 Members of Congress
    http://www.webslingerz.com/jhoffman/congress-results.php?state=&party=&name=&search=search

    Congressional Contacts

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz
    1032 Longworth HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-7751
    Fax (202) 225-5629
    http://chaffetz.house.gov/contact/email-me.shtml
    Provo Office
    51 S University Ave., Suite 318
    Provo, UT 84601
    Phone: (801) 851-2500
    Fax (801) 851-2509

    Rep. Rush Holt
    1214 Longworth HOB
    Washington DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-5801
    Fax: (202) 225-6025
    http://holt.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=382&Itemid=2
    District Office
    50 Washington Rd
    West Windsor, NJ 08550
    Phone: (609) 750-9365
    Fax: (609) 750-0618

    Rep. Dan Lungren
    2313 Rayburn HOB
    Washington DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-5716
    Fax: (202) 226-1298
    https://lungren.house.gov//index.cfm?sectionid=84&sectiontree=3,84
    District Office
    2339 Gold Meadow Way, Suite 220
    Gold River, CA 95670

    Rep. Darrell Issa
    2347 RayburnHOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: 202-225-3906
    http://issa.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=597&Itemid=73
    California District Office
    1800 Thibodo Road, #310
    Vista, CA 92081
    Phone: 760-599-5000

    Rep. Ron Paul
    203 Cannon HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone Number: (202) 225-2831
    https://forms.house.gov/paul/webforms/issue_subscribe.html

    Rep. John Boehner
    1011 Longworth H.O.B.
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-6205
    http://johnboehner.house.gov/Contact/
    Miami County Office
    12 South Plum Street
    Troy, OH 45373
    (937) 339-1524

    U.S. Congressman John Carter of Texas,
    409 C.H.O.B.
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    (202) 225-3864
    http://carter.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=139&sectiontree=139

    Rep. Ken Calvert (R CA-44)
    2269 Rayburn Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-1986
    Fax: (202) 225-2004
    http://calvert.house.gov/Contact/
    Riverside
    3400 Central Avenue
    Suite 200
    Riverside, CA 92506
    Phone: (951) 784-4300
    Fax: (951) 784-5255

    Rep. Michelle Bachmann
    103 Cannon HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-2331
    Fax: (202) 225-6475
    http://bachmann.house.gov/Contact/ZipCode.htm
    St. Cloud/Waite Park Office
    110 2nd Street S, Suite 232
    Waite Park, MN 56387
    Phone: 320-253-5931
    Fax: 320-240-6905

    Rep Dean Heller
    125 Cannon HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    202-225-6155 (Office)
    202-225-5679 (Fax)
    http://heller.senate.gov/contact_form.cfm
    Reno Office
    400 S. Virginia St., Suite 502
    Reno, NV 89501
    775-686-5760 (Office)
    775-686-5711 (Fax)

    Rep. Adam Smith
    2402 Rayburn Office Building
    Washington D.C. 20515
    Phone (202) 225-8901
    Fax (202) 225-5893
    http://adamsmith.house.gov/Contact/
    Tacoma, WA Office
    2209 Pacific Ave, Suite B
    Tacoma, Washington 98402
    Toll free: 1 (888) SMITH09
    Phone (253) 593-6600
    Fax (253) 593-6776

    Rep. John J Duncan, Jr
    2207 Rayburn HOB
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-5435
    Fax: (202) 225-6440
    http://duncan.house.gov/services/zip-auth.shtml

    Rep. Nita Lowey
    2329 Rayburn HOB
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    202-225-6506
    202-225-0546 (fax)
    http://lowey.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=56&sectiontree=56
    914-328-1505 (fax)

    Rep. Ed Markey
    2108 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    202-225-2836
    http://markey.house.gov/index.php?option=com_email_form&Itemid=124
    Framingham
    188 Concord Street Suite 102
    Framingham, MA 01702
    508-875-2900

    Rep. Ben Ray Luján
    502 Cannon HOB
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    Ph: (202) 225-6190
    Fax: (202) 226-1528
    https://forms.house.gov/lujan/webforms/issue_subscribe.htm
    Santa Fe Office
    811 St. Michael's Drive Suite 104
    Santa Fe, NM 87505
    Phone: (505) 984-8950
    Fax: (505) 986-5047

    Rep. Paul C Broun, MD
    325 Cannon House Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-4101
    http://broun.house.gov/Contact/zipauth.htm
    Athens District Office
    3706 Atlanta Highway, Suite 3B
    Athens, GA 30606
    Phone: 706-549-9588
    Fax: 706-549-9590

    Rep. Joe Barton
    http://joebarton.house.gov/ContactJoe.aspx?Type=Contact
    2109 Rayburn Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-2002
    (202) 225-3052 fax
    ARLINGTON OFFICE
    6001 West Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway,
    Suite 200
    Arlington, Texas 76017
    (817) 543-1000
    (817) 548-7029 fax

    SENATE
    Senator Richard Burr (R-NC)
    http://burr.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm
    217 Russell Senate Office Building
    Washington, DC 20510
    Phone: (202) 224-3154
    Fax: (202) 228-2981
    Asheville
    Federal Building
    151 Patton Avenue, Suite 204
    Asheville, NC 28801
    Phone: (828) 350-2437
    Fax: (828) 350-2439

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski
    http://murkowski.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=EMailLisa
    709 Hart Senate Building
    Washington, D.C. 20510
    Main: 202-224-6665
    Fax: 202-224-5301
    Anchorage
    510 L. Street, Suite 550
    Anchorage, AK 99501
    Main: 907-271-3735
    Fax: 1-877-857-0322
    Toll free: 1-877-829-6030

    Sen. Susan Collins (HS Committee)
    http://collins.senate.gov/public/co...ins.EmailIssue&CFID=74227959&CFTOKEN=42707957
    413 Dirksen Senate Office Building
    Washington, DC 20510
    Main: (202) 224-2523
    Fax: (202) 224-2693
    Portland State Office:
    One Canal Plaza
    Suite 802
    Portland, ME 04101
    Main: (207) 780-3575

    Sen. Sherrod Brown
    http://brown.senate.gov/contact/
    713 Hart Senate
    Office Bldg.
    Washington, DC 20510
    p (202) 224-2315
    f (202) 228-6321
    Cleveland
    1301 East Ninth St., Suite 1710
    Cleveland, Ohio 44114
    p (216) 522-7272
    f (216) 522-2239

    Sen. Roger F.Wicker
    http://wicker.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.EMailSenatorWicker
    555 Dirksen Senate Office Building
    Washington , DC 20510
    Main: 202-224-6253
    Fax: 202-228-0378
    Jackson Office
    245 E. Capitol St
    Suite 226
    Jackson, MS 39201
    Main: (601) 965-4644
    Fax: (601) 965-4007

    Sen. Lamar Alexander
    http://alexander.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Email
    455 Dirksen Senate Office Building
    Washington, DC 20510
    Phone: (202) 224-4944
    Fax: (202) 228-3398
    Chattanooga Office
    Joel E. Soloman Federal Building
    900 Georgia Avenue, #260
    Chattanooga, TN 37402
    Phone: (423) 752-5337
    Fax: (423) 752-5342
     
  2. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Part 2

    Senate Committee on Homeland Security
    Joseph I. Lieberman Chairman (ID) (CT)
    Susan M. Collins Ranking Member (ME)
    Tom Coburn (OK)
    Daniel K. Akaka (HI)
    Scott Brown (MA)
    Thomas R. Carper (DE)
    John McCain (AZ)
    Mark L. Pryor (AR)
    Ron Johnson (WI)
    Mary L. Landrieu (LA)
    Rob Portman (OH)
    Claire McCaskill (MO)
    Rand Paul (KY)
    Jon Tester (MT)
    Jerry Moran (KS)
    Mark Begich (AK)

    Democrat
    Joseph I. Lieberman Chairman (ID) (CT)
    706 Hart Office Building
    Washington, DC 20510
    202.224.4041 (Voice)
    202.224.9750 (Fax)
    http://lieberman.senate.gov/index.cfm/contact/email-me-about-an-issue

    Sen. Daniel K. Akaka (HI)
    http://akaka.senate.gov/email-senator-akaka.cfm
    141 Hart Senate Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20510
    Telephone: (202) 224-6361
    Fax: (202) 224-2126

    Sen. Thomas R. Carper (DE) Apologist
    http://carper.senate.gov/contact/
    513 Hart Building
    Washington, DC 20510
    Phone: (202) 224-2441
    Fax: (202) 228-2190

    Wilmington, DE
    19801-3974
    Phone: (302) 573-6291
    Fax: (302) 573-6434


    Sen. Mark L. Pryor (AR) - Apologist
    http://pryor.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=ContactMe
    55 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg
    Washington, D.C. 20510
    p: (202) 224-2353
    f: (202) 228-0908

    Arkansas Office
    The River Market
    500 Clinton Ave
    Ste 401
    Little Rock, AR 72201
    p: (501) 324-6336
    f: (501) 324-5320


    Sen. Mary L. Landrieu (LA)
    http://landrieu.senate.gov/about/contact.cfm
    431 Dirksen Senate Office Building
    Washington, DC 20510
    Telephone: (202) 224-5824
    Fax: (202) 224-9735

    All of LA

    Sen. Claire McCaskill (MO)
    http://mccaskill.senate.gov/?p=contact
    Hart Senate Office Building, Ste. 717
    Washington, D.C. 20510
    Phone 202-224-6154
    Fax 202-228-6326

    St. Louis
    5850 Delmar Blvd, Ste. A
    St. Louis, Missouri 63112
    Phone 314-367-1364
    Fax 314-361-8649


    Sen. Jon Tester (MT) GOOD
    http://tester.senate.gov/Contact/index.cfm
    724 Hart Senate Office Building
    Washington, DC 20510-2604
    Phone: (202) 224-2644
    Fax: (202) 224-8594

    Billings
    Granite Tower
    222 N 32nd Street, Suite 102
    Billings, MT 59101
    Phone: (406) 252-0550
    Fax: (406) 252-7768


    Senator Frank Lautenberg (NJ)
    http://lautenberg.senate.gov/contact/index1.cfm
    Hart Senate Office Building
    Suite 324
    Washington, DC 20510
    (202) 224-3224


    Sen. Mark Begich (AK) GOOD
    http://begich.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=EmailSenator
    Washington, DC 20510
    phone. (202) 224-3004
    toll free. (877) 501 - 6275*
    fax. (202) 224-2354

    Anchorage Office
    Peterson Tower, Suite 750
    510 L St
    Anchorage, AK, 99501
    phone. (907) 271 - 5915
    toll free. (877) 501 - 6275*
    fax. (907) 258 – 9305


    Republican
    Susan M. Collins Ranking Member (ME)
    SEE Above

    Sen. Tom Coburn Okay
    http://coburn.senate.gov/public/?p=ContactForm
    172 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
    Washington, DC 20510
    Main: 202-224-5754
    Fax: 202-224-6008

    Oklahoma City:
    100 North Broadway
    Suite 1820
    Oklahoma City, OK 73102
    Main: 405-231-4941


    Sen. Scott Brown BAD TSA Apologist
    http://scottbrown.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contactme
    317 Russell Senate Office Building
    Washington, DC 20510
    Phone: (202) 224-4543
    Fax: (202) 228-2646

    Boston Office
    2400 JFK Federal Building
    15 New Sudbury Street
    Boston, MA 02203
    Phone: (617) 565-3170
    Fax: (617) 723-7325
     
  3. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Part 3

    Sen. John McCain (AZ)
    http://mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm
    241 Russell Senate Office Building
    Washington, DC 20510
    Main: (202) 224-2235
    Fax: (202) 228-2862

    Tempe Office:
    4703 South Lakeshore Drive
    Suite 1
    Tempe, AZ 85282
    Main: (480) 897-6289
    Fax: (480) 897-8389


    Sen. Ron Johnson (WI)
    http://ronjohnson.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact
    2 Russell Courtyard
    Washington, DC 20510
    (202) 224-5323
    Milwaukee
    517 Wisconsin Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI 53202
    (414) 276-7282

    Sen. John Ensign (NV) RESIGNED
    http://ensign.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm
    119 Russell Senate Building
    Washington, D.C. 20510
    Phone: (202) 224-6244
    Fax: (202) 228-2193
    TTY: (202) 228-3364

    Las Vegas Office
    333 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Suite 8203
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
    Phone: (702) 388-6605
    Fax: (702) 388-6501
    Nevada Toll Free: (877) 894-7711


    Sen. Rob Portman (OH)
    http://portman.senate.gov/contact_form.cfm
    B40D Dirksen Senate Office Building
    Washington, DC 20510
    Phone: 202-224-3353

    Cleveland, OH
    1240 East 9th Street
    Room 3061
    Cleveland, OH 44199
    Phone: 216-522-7095


    Sen. Rand Paul (KY) EXCELLENT
    http://paul.senate.gov/?p=contact
    SRC-5 Russell Senate Office Building
    Washington DC, 22204
    Phone: 202-224-4343

    Louisville
    600 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pl, Rm 1072B
    Louisville, KY 40202
    Phone: 502-582-5341


    House Oversight Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations
    Republicans
    Jason Chaffetz, Utah, Chairman See above

    Raul Labrador Favorable Idaho, Vice Chair
    1523 Longworth HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-6611
    Fax: (202) 225-3029
    https://labrador.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

    Rep Dan Burton Indiana
    2308 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20515-0001
    Telephone: (202) 225-2276
    Fax: (202) 225-0016

    http://burton.house.gov/contacts/new

    Rep Todd Russell Platts, Pennsylvania Don’t Trust
    http://www.house.gov/platts/email.shtml
    2455 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-5836
    Fax: (202) 226-1000


    Mike Turner Ohio Member
    2454 Rayburn Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-6465
    Fax: (202) 225-6754

    http://turner.house.gov/Contact/

    Paul Gosar Non Committal Arizona
    504 Cannon HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-2315
    Fax: (202) 226-9739

    https://gosar.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

    Blake Farenthold GOOD! Texas
    2110 Rayburn HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-7742
    Fax: (202) 226-1134

    https://forms.house.gov/farenthold/webforms/zipauthen_contact.shtml

    Democrats
    John F. Tierney Massachusetts, Ranking Member
    2238 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-8020
    Fax: (202) 225-5915

    https://forms.house.gov/tierney/webform/issue_subscribe.htm

    Bruce Braley Don’t Trust Iowa
    http://www.braley.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=773&Itemid=81
    1727 Longworth HOB
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    ph: (202) 225-2911


    Elijah E. Cummings BAD
    Washington D.C. Office
    2235 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, D.C. , 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-4741
    Fax: (202) 225-3178
    http://cummings.house.gov/contact/

    Sheila Jackson Lee BAD
    2160 Rayburn Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (202) 225-3816 Phone
    (202) 225-3317 Fax
    http://jacksonlee.house.gov/Contact/

    Rep. Edolphus Towns BAD
    http://www.house.gov/towns/offices.shtml
    186 Joralemon Street, Ste. 1102
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
    Phone: (718) 855-8018
    Fax: (718) 858-4542

    http://www.house.gov/towns/contact_form_zipcheck.shtml

    Rep Dutch Ruppersburger BAD
    2453 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515-2002
    Phone: 202-225-3061
    800-877-8339 (voice/TTY)
    Fax: 202-225-3094

    http://dutch.house.gov/email-dutch.shtml

    Dennis J. Kucinich OKAY
    2445 Rayburn HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone (202)225-5871
    Fax (202)225-5745

    http://kucinich.house.gov/Contact/ContactForm.htm

    Rep. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14)
    2332 Rayburn HOB
    Washington, DC 20515-3214
    202.225.7944 phone
    202.225.4709 fax

    http://maloney.house.gov/index.php?option=com_email_form&Itemid=73

    Peter Welch Don’t Trust Vermont
    1404 Longworth House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-4115
    http://www.house.gov/formwelch/issue_subscribe.htm

    John Yarmuth, Kentucky
    435 Cannon House Office Building
    U.S. House of Representatives
    Washington, DC 20515
    202-225-5401

    FAX 202-225-5776
    http://yarmuth.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=124&sectiontree=124

    Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.)
    Rep. Christoper Murphy (CT-5)
    412 Cannon HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-4476

    https://forms.house.gov/chrismurphy/webforms/issue_subscribe.htm

    Rep. Peter King TERRIBLE - Don’t Trust
    339 Cannon HOB
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    Phone: 202-225-7896
    Fax: 202-226-2279
    http://peteking.house.gov/email.shtml
    Massapequa Park
    1003 Park Boulevard
    Massapequa Park, NY 11762
    Phone: 516-541-4225
    Fax: 516-541-6602

    Rep. John Mica IFFY
    187 Rayburn HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-4035
    Fax: (202) 226-0821

    http://mica.house.gov/Contact/ContactForm.htm
    Phone: 386-246-6042

    Congressman Roscoe Bartlett
    Washington, Office
    2412 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20515-2006
    http://bartlett.house.gov/Email_Roscoe/
    Frederick Office

    Congressman Ron Paul EXCELLENT
    203 Cannon House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone Number: (202) 225-2831

    https://forms.house.gov/paul/webforms/issue_subscribe.html

    Rep. Stephen Lynch Massachusetts
    2348 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    (phone) 202-225-8273
    (fax) 202-225-3984

    http://lynch.house.gov/contact/email-me.shtml

    Rep. Patrick T. McHenry (NC-10)
    224 Cannon House Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    Telephone: 202.225.2576
    Fax: 202.225.0316

    http://mchenry.house.gov/Contact/zipauth.htm

    Michael Quigley Illinois
    1124 Longworth House Office Building*
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: 202.225.4061
    Fax: 202.225.5603
    https://forms.house.gov/quigley/webforms/issue_subscribe.htm

    Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (MO-1)
    2418 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington D.C., 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-2406
    Fax: (202) 226-3717

    https://clay.house.gov//index.cfm?sectionid=90&sectiontree=3,90

    Rep. Jim Jordan (OH-04)
    1524 Longworth House Office Bldg
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    T (202) 225-2676
    F (202) 226-0577
    http://jordan.house.gov/Contact/

    Rep. Connie Mack (FL-14)
    115 Cannon House
    Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    Phone: 202-225-2536
    Fax: 202-226-0439
    https://mack.house.gov/?p=Email

    Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5)
    1536 Longworth HOB
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    Phone: 202-225-4311
    Fax: 202-226-1035

    http://cooper.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=117&Itemid=61

    Rep. Tim Walberg (MI-7)
    418 Cannon HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-6276
    Fax: (202) 225-6281

    https://walberg.house.gov//index.cfm?sectionid=58

    Rep. Gerald Connolly (VA-11)
    424 Cannon HOB
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-1492
    Fax: (202) 225-3071

    http://connolly.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=50&sectiontree=3,50

    Rep. James Lankford (OK-5)
    509 Cannon HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-2132
    Fax: (202) 226-1463

    https://lankford.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

    Rep. Justin Amash (MI-3)
    114 Cannon HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-3831
    Fax: (202) 225-5144

    https://amash.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

    Rep. Danny Davis (IL-7)
    2159 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515-1307
    p. (202) 225-5006
    f. (202) 225-5641

    https://forms.house.gov/davis/webforms/issue_subscribe.htm

    Rep. John Yarmuth (KY-3)
    435 Cannon House Office Building
    U.S. House of Representatives
    Washington, DC 20515
    202-225-5401

    FAX 202-225-5776
    http://yarmuth.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=124&sectiontree=124

    Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-25)
    1630 Longworth HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-3701

    https://buerkle.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

    Rep. Pat Meehan (PA-7)
    513 Cannon HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-2011
    Fax: (202) 226-0280

    https://meehan.house.gov//index.cfm?sectionid=58&sectiontree=3,58

    Rep. Christoper Murphy (CT-5)
    412 Cannon HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-4476

    https://forms.house.gov/chrismurphy/webforms/issue_subscribe.htm

    Dr. Scott DesJarlais (TN-4)
    413 Cannon HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-6831
    Fax: (202) 226-5172
    https://desjarlais.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

    Rep. Joe Walsh (IL-8)
    432 Cannon HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-3711
    Fax: (202) 225-7830

    https://walsh.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

    Rep. Bennie Thompson IMPROVING
    2466 Rayburn HOB
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    (202) 225-5876
    3607
    910 Courthouse Lane
    Greenville, MS 38701

    https://forms.house.gov/benniethompson/contact-form.shtml
     
  4. Interesting, when did you get a good response from Mark Begich? A couple months before the Sharon Cissna incident he was on a local radio show being a major TSA apologist. I'm glad if he's come around on this issue, but he has demonstrated around here time and again that he will sell out if the price is right.
     
  5. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    This is what I received from Begich on 6/29/11. Didn't seem bad to me compared to many others. Am I missing something or is this a case of "say what they want to hear"?

    Thank you for contacting me regarding passenger screening measures employed at our nation's airports by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

    I understand and share your concern about maintaining privacy and protecting civil liberties during the passenger screening process. The TSA has the challenging mission of protecting our transportation systems and the public from the ongoing threat of terrorism, while simultaneously safeguarding the ability of law-abiding Americans to travel freely. I am particularly disturbed by some of the stories I've heard regarding inappropriate passenger screenings from Alaskans including the recent incident at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport involving State Representative Sharon Cissna.


    I have spoken with TSA leadership to reiterate my displeasure with how the TSA is handling security screenings of some travelers, particularly those with prosthetic devices and others who have suffered major injury or illness. I asked the TSA to adjust their procedures to avoid further traumatizing travelers who have already faced traumatic situations in their lives through disease, illness or some other tragedy. The travelling public should not have to sacrifice their personal dignity to comply with TSA procedures.

    At my request, member s o f TSA's senior leadership came to Alaska in early June to work with Alaska groups supporting victims of cancer, sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse to help the TSA develop a more sensitive screening policy which respects the trauma these victims encounter. We had a productive dialogue , and I am hopeful the TSA will implement changes based on information gathered at the meeting.

    The TSA's most important task is to make sure we do not let people who wish us harm onboard a passenger aircraft. But Congress must ensure the TSA does not violate the individual privacy rights of Americans while carrying out this mission. I will strive to make sure the TSA does this through a partnership with the traveling public. All screening measures should be risk-based and treat passengers with respect and dignity.

    Thank you again for your letter, and please do not hesitate to contact me on this or any other issue.
     
  6. Well, that sounds pretty good. I suspect, after Sharon Cissna and an op-ed written by Shannyn Moore, a blogger crony of his who was a rape survivor and had a very bad reaction to a grope, he realized he was on the wrong side of the issue. He's not to be trusted overall, but he may be an ally now since his base is anti-TSA.
     

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