Sep 11, 2012 5:37 PM by Lacey Steele
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has moved to eliminate a requirement that passengers flying from certain foreign airports have their checked bags screened a second time when they arrive in the United States and continue on an additional flight.
Current law already stipulates that passengers arriving from one of 14 pre-clearance foreign airports do not need to go through a second full security check when they transfer to a domestic flight.
The House measure would give the Transportation Security Administration the authority to extend that re-screening waiver to their bags as well.
The TSA has determined that those 14 airports - eight in Canada, four in the Caribbean and two in Ireland - have security staff and procedures that are at or above U.S. standards.