Indiana Senator Todd Young Introduces TSA Bill for Disabled Veterans
FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Indiana Senator Todd Young has introduced a bill that would make TSA checkpoints easier for disabled veterans to get through.
The TSA offers a "Pre-Check" service, that allows anyone to get through security without having to take off your shoes, jacket or belt, and also waves through laptops liquids. But it costs $85 for five years. Young wants disabled veterans to have the service for free.
"Many of these individuals are blind, or have prosthetic lims that, unfortunately, they have to remove when they pass through security," Young told WOWO in Fort Wayne.
Young says it's already offered to active-duty members of the military for free, and it doesn't make sense to overlook those who were wounded while defending out country.
The senator adds that if the bill would become law, it could have a big impact.
"This will benefit 70,000 amputee veterans, 100,000 paralyzed veterans, and 130,000 blind veterans in the United States," he said. "We're grateful that all of the veterans organizations of note have signed on."
Young believes the bill will easily be passed by both the House and Senate, and then signed into law by President Trump.
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