July 11, 2019

Chairman & Ranking Member of House Homeland Security Transportation & Maritime Security Subcommittee Introduce Legislation To Help Families Fly

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Lou Correa’s (D-CA-46), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Aviation and Maritime Subcommittee, and Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08), Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Aviation and Maritime Subcommittee, introduced H.R. 3694 - The Helping Families Fly Act. This important legislation seeks to improve travel experiences for families and expecting mothers by requiring additional training for Transportation Security Administration frontline personal.

Chairman Lou Correa said, “I want to thank my colleague, Ranking Member Lesko for this important legislation that will help improve our Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workforce and make traveling better for families.

“We all know how difficult it can be to get through security at our airports, especially for expecting mothers or families with young children. This legislation will help improve travelers experience, protect pregnant mothers while ensuring the men and women of the TSA can do their jobs and keep our nation safe.”

“For pregnant women and families with young children, traveling is already a stressful and time-consuming task,” said Ranking Member Debbie Lesko (AZ-08). “This bill aims to ease the burden on pregnant women and families while being screened at airports. By requiring improved training for TSA officers, better informing women and families of TSA procedures, and offering support specialists, we can make the airport experience for women and families quicker and easier.”

Rep. Lou Correa represents California’s 46th Congressional District. He serves as Chair of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security, and as the Vice-Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. Read more here.