Senate Bill 1881
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Veterans Expedited TSA Screening Safe Travel Act
Active
Active
Passed Senate on Sep 10, 2019
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Jun 18, 2019
Latest Action
Sep 11, 2019
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
1881
Congress
116
Policy Area
Armed Forces and National Security
Armed Forces and National Security
Primary focus of measure is military operations and spending, facilities, procurement and weapons, personnel, intelligence; strategic materials; war and emergency powers; veterans’ issues. Measures concerning alliances and collective security, arms sales and military assistance, or arms control may fall under International Affairs policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Indiana
Indiana
Montana
Passed
September 10, 2019
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(text: CR S5411)
Summary

Veterans Expedited TSA Screening Safe Travel Act or the VETS Safe Travel Act

This bill makes certain veterans eligible for the Transportation Security Administration PreCheck Program at no cost if they meet the program's background check and security requirements.

Veterans who are eligible for this fee waiver are those who require the use of a wheelchair, prosthetic limb, or other assistive device to aid with mobility due to (1) loss, or loss of use, of a limb; (2) full or partial paralyzation; or (3) permanent blindness.

Text (2)
September 10, 2019
Actions (10)
09/11/2019
Held at the desk.
09/11/2019
Received in the House.
09/11/2019
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
09/10/2019
Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S5411)
09/10/2019
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(text: CR S5411)
09/10/2019
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5411)
09/10/2019
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation discharged by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S5411)
07/10/2019
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
06/18/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
06/18/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jun 19, 2019 4:57:14 AM
Updated
Dec 3, 2020 1:23:03 PM