January 12, 2015

Texas Representative Renews Call for Upgraded TSA Ombuds Program

On the first day of the new Congress, U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) sponsored two new bills relating to Ombuds programs within the Transportation Security Administration.  HR 80 would allocate funds for a revised and expanded TSA Organizational Ombudsman program.  HR 81 would create an Ombudsman for the Federal Air Marshall Service.  

Rep. Jackson has introduced very similar bills at least twice before.  Both bills were referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.  (Sunlight Foundation: HR 80, HR 81.)

Related posts: Inspector General Recommends Realignment of TSA Ombuds Program; TSA Ombuds Surveys Visitor SatisfactionHouse Bill Could Revise TSA Ombuds Program; Federal Trial Court Holds That TSA Ombuds is Not Agent for Notice; House Bill Would Create Ombuds for Air Marshals; Legislator Introduces Second Ombuds Bill.

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