I would like to welcome everyone to this hearing and thank our witnesses for being here. We look forward to your testimony.
Last May, my good friend from Minnesota, Mr. Cravaack, introduced a bill directing TSA, in consultation with the Department of Defense, to implement expedited screening procedures for members of the military traveling in uniform through U.S. airports.
The bill made its way through regular order and was signed into law by the President in January.
Today's hearing is an opportunity to hear from TSA and DoD what actions have been taken to meet the six-month deadline in the law, which fell on July 2.
I commend Mr. Cravaack for his leadership on this issue, for his distinguished service in the U.S. Navy, and his continued efforts to support our troops.
At this time, I would like to yield to the sponsor of the legislation, Congressman Cravaack, for any comments he would like to make.