Taylor Bill Advances Through Committee
raveling Parents Screening Consistency Act Passed by House Committee on Homeland Security
The House Homeland Security Committee advanced several pieces of legislation as part of committee Republicans’ American Security Agenda. Legislation in the markup was introduced by Congressman Van Taylor.Today, the House Homeland Security Committee advanced several pieces of legislation as part of committee Republicans’ American Security Agenda. Legislation in the markup was introduced by Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03), H.R. 3246, the Traveling Parents Screening Consistency Act aims to ensure the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) consistently and correctly enforces regulations pertaining to the screening of breast milk, baby formula, and nursing products.
While formula, breast milk, and juice in quantities greater than 3.4 ounces have been permitted in carry-on luggage by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for years, enforcement of such screening procedures has been inconsistent, causing confusion and headaches for parents across the United States traveling with or without their children.
In order to provide parents with more certainty when traveling, Congress enacted the Bottles and Breastfeeding Equipment Screening (BABES) Act in 2016.
However, parents traveling with breast milk, baby formula, and nursing products are still receiving inconsistent treatment from TSA when going through airport security. Whether traveling through specific airports not following clearly defined protocol or as a result of individual TSA Agents disregarding official procedures, parents across the nation are left confused and inconvenienced.
After hearing about the issue from constituents attending his Coffee with your Congressman Event, and receiving statements from dozen's of Collin County parents, Congressman Taylor began researching the issue and appropriate solutions. His legislation will provide parents the certainty needed when traveling with critical supplies for their children.
More information on H.R. 3246, theTraveling Parents Screening Consistency Act can be found online. Text of H.R. 3246 is available here.
A 7th generation Texan, Congressman Van Taylor is a dedicated family man, successful businessman, and decorated Marine Officer. Taylor served Collin County both in the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate. Today, Taylor is proud to serve on the House Committee on Education and Labor as well as the House Committee on Homeland Security.