Dem bill would let people appeal TSA screening decisions

The bill, from Reps. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), would set up a new Office of Appeals and Redress for people affected by these decisions. That office, located within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), would have to review and adjudicate complaints from people who are misidentified against the terrorist watch list within 30 days.

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The new office would also have to maintain a "Comprehensive Cleared List" of people who were misidentified, and make that list electronically available to the systems that are used to screen people.

Information on how to start the appeal and redress process would have to be available at airports where the DHS has a presence. At larger airports, a TSA official would have to be available to help people start the process.

The bill also requires the government to ensure the privacy of people seeking redress and limit the amount of personal information they need to resolve the issue.