Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) has announced it has issued the following statement regarding the passage of the Veterans Expedited TSA Screening (VETS) Safe Travel Act, which would waive the TSA Precheck fee for certain eligible veterans, the organization said.
Paralyzed Veterans of America worked with Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) and Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) to ensure the VETS Act would help alleviate the intrusive searches that air travelers with disabilities who use assistive devices must endure when they have to go through normal security lanes because they are unable to walk. With this legislation, veterans with these types of disabilities will be able to receive TSA Precheck without cost, which is a much more dignified experience for wheelchair users. We thank the senators for introducing this bipartisan legislation for veterans with disabilities.
PVA urges the US House to act quickly to ensure final passage of the VETS Safe Travel Act.
Paralyzed Veterans of America is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely to the benefit and representation of veterans with spinal cord injury or disease.