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S.1367: Helping Heroes Fly Act

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Sponsor Mark Pryor, D-Ark.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced July 25, 2013
Latest Major Action July 25, 2013
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Bill Summary

Helping Heroes Fly Act - Directs the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration [TSA]) to develop and implement a process to ease travel and to the extent possible provide expedited passenger screening services for severely injured or disabled Armed Forces members and veterans, and their accompanying family members or nonmedical attendants.

Requires the Assistant Secretary also to maintain an operations center to provide for the movement of such members and veterans through screening before boarding a domestic or foreign passenger aircraft.

Directs the Assistant Secretary to establish and publish certain protocols for severely injured or disabled Armed Forces members and veterans or their family members and others to contact the operations center to request expedited screening services for the member or veteran.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 25, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.