House to hold hearing on TSA's impact on commerce

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The committee said it was important to know TSA's impact on the business of flying because aviation "contributes roughly five percent to the United States’ gross domestic product," meaning "any loss of revenue for the aviation industry impacts the United States economy."

Acting Homeland Security Inspector General Charles Edwards and Government Accountability Office Director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues Steve Lord will testify at the hearing. Lawmakers on the Transportation Committee will also hear testimony from International Air Transportation Association Director of Security and Travel Facilitation Ken Dunlap, Association of Flight Attendants President Veda Shook and Consumer Travel Alliance Director Charlie Leocha.

TSA Administrator John Pistole is listed on the meeting advisory as an invited guest, but his attendance has not been confirmed.

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