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'Honor Flight Act' praised by area lawmaker for helping veterans

Senator Chris Murphy is touting a bill he introduced that's been approved and headed to the President's desk.  Senator Chris Murphy introduced the Honor Flight Act after hearing from some older veterans that they were reluctant to take part in the Honor Flight program because they feared having to deal with the hassle of the TSA process. 


The organization arranges free trips for U.S. military veterans to visit the DC memorial of the war in which they served. 


Currently, the TSA works with the Honor Flight Network to expedite the pre-flight screening process, but the partnership is not written into law and can change at any time.  Murphy says that would force Honor Flight veterans to endure a cumbersome screening process. 


Murphy says he is pleased the House and Senate worked so quickly to ensure that veterans will be able to visit the memorials constructed in their honor with dignity and pride.

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