INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — U.S. Senators are working on legislation that would provide veterans who are disabled with TSA Precheck free of charge.
The bill is sponsored by Indiana Senator Todd Young and Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth.
TSA Precheck is already offered to active duty, reserves, and National Guard service members.
“As a Marine, I swore always to remain faithful to those serving by my side. That includes ensuring our veterans receive the care and respect they are due after they return home,” said Senator Young. “The passage of this bill has the potential to help the 70,000 amputee, 100,000 paralyzed, and 130,000 blind veterans currently subjected to a rigorous and demeaning screening process when traveling.”
The Veterans Expedited TSA Screening (VETS) Safe Travel Act will expand this program to include veterans who are amputees, paralyzed, or blind.