U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to provide relief for millions of traveling parents who are currently inconvenienced by the inconsistent screening of baby products by Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
“Parents who travel with small children face their own unique challenges,” said McSally. “No parent should have to worry about being singled out during a TSA screening because of their parental duties. Our commonsense legislation will ensure that TSA is fully transparent about how it screens breast milk, baby formula, and nursing products so parents know what to expect before they get to the airport.”
The Traveling Parents Screening Consistency Act requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review that TSA is fully and consistently implementing the Bottle and Breastfeeding Equipment Screening (BABES) Act, which was enacted in 2016 to create certainty for traveling parents and to hold TSA accountable for upholding consistent screening procedures.
This legislation was co-sponsored by U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), and Doug Jones (D-AL). Congressman Van Taylor (R-TX) introduced companion legislation in the House.
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