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Old Nov 13, 10, 5:22 pm   #1
 
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Heads Up! Senate TSA Oversight Hearing -- 17 Nov

The Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security will hold a
Transportation Security Administration Oversight Hearing next Wednesday.

Please forward this information as widely as possible.

Meeting info:

Jena Longo - Democratic Deputy Communications Director, (202) 224-8374
Nov 17 2010 10:00 AM
Russell Senate Office Building - 253

Contact the communications director to find out more information about the meeting.

The committee chair is Sen Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) phone (202) 224-6472. The ranking member is Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison 202-224-5922.

The subcommittee chair is Sen Byron L. Dorgon (D-ND) phone (202) 224-2551. The ranking member is Sen Jim DeMint (R-SC) phone (202) 224-6121.

Regardless of your home state, call the chairpersons to ask whether recent TSA abuses are on the agenda for the oversight hearing. Ask to speak with the staffer responsible for dealing with issues related to the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.


Here is a list of committee members, their homepage and phone number. If one of these people is your Senator, please also phone them, either at the number below or look online to find their nearest local office - you can even visit in person. A constituent who knows a senator's committee assignments and addresses issues for the agenda for a scheduled hearing gives him/herself an educated and powerful voice.

If none of these people is your senator, contact the committee chairs. Also contact your own senators and representative . They still need to hear your opinion, it's just that they won't be at this hearing.

D-AK Mark Begich (202) 224-3004
D-AR Mark Pryor (202) 224-2353
D-CA Barbara Boxer (202) 224-3553
D-FL Bill Nelson 202-224-5274
D-HI Daniel K. Inouye (202) 224.3934
D-MA John F. Kerry [(202) 224-2742
D-MN Amy Klobuchar 202-224-3244
D-MO Claire McCaskill 202-224-6154
D-ND Byron L. Dorgon phone (202) 224-2551
D-NJ Frank R. Lautenberg (973) 639-8700, (888) 398-1642
D-NM Tom Udall (202) 224-6621
D-VA Mark Warner 202-224-2023
D-WA Maria Cantwell 202-224-3441
D-WV Jay Rockefeller (202) 224-6472

R-FL George S. LeMieux (202) 224-3041
R-GA Johnny Isakson (202) 224-3643
R-KS Sam Brownback (202) 224-6521
R-LA David Vitter (202) 224-4623
R-ME Olympia J. Snowe (202) 224-5344, (800) 432-1599
R-MS Roger F. Wicker 202-224-6253
R-NE Mike Johanns (202) 224-4224
R-NV John Ensign (202) 224-6244
R-SC Jim DeMint phone (202) 224-6121
R-SD John Thune (202) 224-2321, 1-866-850-3855
R-TX Kay Bailey Hutchison 202-224-5922

This link has information on committee staff, as well.

Last edited by neko; Nov 15, 10 at 12:16 pm.. Reason: added excellent suggestions from amejr999, breny
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Old Nov 13, 10, 5:27 pm   #2
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I predict fireworks; lets just hope the unions don't dominate the debate.
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Roger Wicker is a Senator from Mississippi (MS), not Michigan (MI).
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Roger Wicker is a Senator from Mississippi (MS), not Michigan (MI).
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Old Nov 13, 10, 5:32 pm   #5
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The Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security will hold a
Transportation Security Administration Oversight Hearing next Wednesday.

Please forward this information as widely as possible.

Meeting info:

Jena Longo - Democratic Deputy Communications Director, (202) 224-8374
Nov 17 2010 10:00 AM
Russell Senate Office Building - 253

Contact the communications director to find out more information about the meeting.

The committee chair is Sen Byron L. Dorgon (D-ND) phone (202) 224-2551. The ranking member is Sen Jim DeMint (R-SC) phone (202) 224-6121.

Regardless of your home state, call these senators to ask whether recent TSA abuses are on the agenda for the oversight hearing.

Here is a list of committee members, their homepage and phone number. If one of these people is your Senator, please also phone them, either at the number below or look online to find their nearest local office - you can even visit in person. A constituent who knows a senator's committee assignments and addresses issues for the agenda for a scheduled hearing gives him/herself an educated and powerful voice.

D-AK Mark Begich (202) 224-3004
D-AR Mark Pryor (202) 224-2353
D-CA Barbara Boxer (202) 224-3553
D-FL Bill Nelson 202-224-5274
D-HI Daniel K. Inouye (202) 224.3934
D-MA John F. Kerry [(202) 224-2742
D-MN Amy Klobuchar 202-224-3244
D-MO Claire McCaskill 202-224-6154
D-NJ Frank R. Lautenberg (973) 639-8700, (888) 398-1642
D-VA Mark Warner 202-224-2023
D-WA Maria Cantwell 202-224-3441

R-FL George S. LeMieux (202) 224-3041
R-GA Johnny Isakson (202) 224-3643
R-KS Sam Brownback (202) 224-6521
R-LA David Vitter (202) 224-4623
R-ME Olympia J. Snowe (202) 224-5344, (800) 432-1599
R-MS Roger F. Wicker 202-224-6253
R-NE Mike Johanns (202) 224-4224
R-NV John Ensign (202) 224-6244
R-SD John Thune (202) 224-2321, 1-866-850-3855
I already had plans to call Lautenberg on Monday. I will reference the hearing. Thanks.
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I already had plans to call Lautenberg on Monday. I will reference the hearing. Thanks.
Lautenberg wants tougher "security" so he won't care about the uproar. but he's been know to cave quickly to public opinio if it get's him re-elected. Kent Conrad won't care either. I spoke to him on a flight about the TSA and he likes them just as they are.
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Lautenberg wants tougher "security" so he won't care about the uproar. but he's been know to cave quickly to public opinio if it get's him re-elected. Kent Conrad won't care either. I spoke to him on a flight about the TSA and he likes them just as they are.
Was this before or after Nude-O-Scope mania?
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FWIW, there are comment forms on both the Dorgan and DeMint websites, too. I see no harm in sending comments AND calling. Inundation is the name of the game.
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Lautenberg wants tougher "security" so he won't care about the uproar. but he's been know to cave quickly to public opinio if it get's him re-elected. Kent Conrad won't care either. I spoke to him on a flight about the TSA and he likes them just as they are.
I think he'd turn if a lot of his constituents started complaining.
They all will if, as you said, it could impact their chances for re-election.
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I think he'd turn if a lot of his constituents started complaining.
They all will if, as you said, it could impact their chances for re-election.
And he wouldn't even really have to back off of his stance. In fact, I think he could use this to his advantage. If he really wants genuinely tougher security, the first thing to do is acknowledge that we currently have a security theatre and our efforts must be redirected. Done right, I think he has a lot of ammo to make his case at the expense of current TSA actions.
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Was this before or after Nude-O-Scope mania?
Conrad was after the House passed their NOS legislation having them as secondar use onlyy. Lautenberg is always on the news crying for more money to 'make the public more secure."
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Will do. The thought of my children being xrayed or groped makes me ill.

Can you refer me to a pithy sentenced or two about "TSA theater" that I can use as a script for the phone calls & emails?
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I think with the huge deficit, what we need is more effectively SPENT money, not just feeding more debt-derived funds into the monster. Our whole government is a disaster area of funding without regards to RESULTS. I think pretty much every DOLLAR should be contingent on RESULTS.
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Lautenberg is my Senator as well. He'll be getting more than one call on Monday.
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I think with the huge deficit, what we need is more effectively SPENT money, not just feeding more debt-derived funds into the monster. Our whole government is a disaster area of funding without regards to RESULTS. I think pretty much every DOLLAR should be contingent on RESULTS.
+1. You've put into words what I've been trying to express to others. Security is at the forefront of programs where we just spend, spend, spend without giving the first thought to what we get in return for the $$$.

The anything for security people do not take any time to evaluate the amount spent to reduce the risk of a terrorist attack by .00001. They also don't think that doubling or tripling the time for each person to get through the checkpoint matters one iota.
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