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Cravaack bill would allow soldiers to get through airport screening faster

The proposal would require the TSA to develop a new screening process for soldiers and their families. The bill passed its first committee today and now heads to the House floor for consideration.
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The proposal would require the TSA to develop a new screening process for soldiers and their families. The bill passed its first committee today and now heads to the House floor for consideration.

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