Senate bill reviewing baggage scans for international travel passes

The No-Hassle Flying Act, introduced by Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharCompetition is the cure for EpiPen’s price hike Grassley presses EpiPen maker on 400 percent price increase Clinton's court shortlist emerges MORE (D-Minn.), would allow the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to determine whether checked baggage on a flight originating at an airport outside the United States must be re-screened in the United States before it can continue on any additional flights if the baggage has already been screened in the foreign airport.

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S. 3542 would only allow the additional baggage scan to be skipped if  the foreign airport is in accordance with an aviation security preclearance agreement between the United States and the country in which the airport is located.

Sens. Roy BluntRoy BluntSenate Dems' campaign arm knocks GOP for Trump support Trump, Clinton running even in Missouri Top Republican presses Kerry for Iran 'ransom' details MORE (R-Mo.), Maria CantwellMaria CantwellFeds crack down on coal cleanup financing Tim Kaine backs call to boost funding for Israeli missile defense Remembering small business during the presidential election MORE (D-Wash.) and John ThuneJohn ThuneApple, Google enlisted for FCC robocall effort Fidelity denies lobbying for student loan tax break Republicans see fresh chance to overhaul telecom law MORE (R-S.D.) co-sponsored the bill, which passed by unanimous consent.

The bill now head to the House for legislative action.

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