Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Senate's complicity

Since today is voting day, just a reminder of who is really at fault in abusing our 4th Amendment rights. In 2009, the House overwhelmingly passed an amendment to the TSA bill that would have disallowed the scanners as primary screening. The Senate let the amendment die, clearing the way for the hundreds of scanners now in use in airports across the country.

June, 2009: 
The House then voted 310-118 to approve a Chaffetz amendment banning it, adding that to a Transportation Safety Administration authorization bill. The whole bill passed later, and now goes to the Senate for consideration.
January, 2010:
The Senate did not adopt the Chaffetz amendment, so the TSA is free to press ahead with installing the body scanners.