Westchester congresswoman demands airport workers undergo stricter security screens
Travelers move through a number of security measures before boarding a plane, but airport workers come and go in secure areas with no such screening. That shouldn?t be in a post-9/11 world says Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Westchester), who is asking Congress to force a change.
Lowey wants all airport employees with access to secure areas of the nation?s airports to pass through metal detectors just like passengers do. Her proposal would give airports a year to formulate a plan to make workers undergo stricter security and an additional three years to implement any plan.
Five years ago, Congress told the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to address such security concerns, but never set a specific time frame. Lowey?s proposal would fast track reforms and possibly shore up security weaknesses.