CLEAR Applauds Bipartisan House Resolution Recognizing November 19 as "TSA Appreciation Day"

Resolution Honors TSA Frontline Employees & Officers and 20th Anniversary of TSA
Published: Nov. 10, 2021 at 7:30 AM CST

NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, CLEAR (NYSE: YOU), the secure identity company, applauds the bipartisan introduction of H.Res.780, "honoring the services and sacrifices of TSA employees and officers on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Transportation Security Administration."


The resolution was introduced by House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and Ranking Member Rep. John Katko (R-NY), as well as the Subcommittee on Transportation & Maritime Security Chairwoman Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) and Ranking Member Rep. Carlos A. Gimenez (R-FL).

"CLEAR is so proud to have been a partner with the TSA for over a decade, and we are glad to see their frontline employees and officers receiving the recognition they deserve,"  said Caryn Seidman-Becker, CLEAR CEO. "As travel continues its recovery from the pandemic, there is no better time to honor these brave men and women, and we thank the resolution's sponsors and our fellow supporters for their efforts."

For more than a decade, CLEAR has worked hand-in-hand with the TSA as partners in airport security. To honor the vital role played by the TSA in keeping air travel and our nation safe, CLEAR submitted a letter to Members of Congress encouraging them to recognize November 19 as "TSA Appreciation Day." Signatories include air travel businesses and trade groups, five former TSA administrators, and every former Secretary of Homeland Security:

  • US Travel Association
  • Global Business Travel Association
  • American Association of Airport Executives
  • Peter V. Neffenger, former TSA Administrator, 2015, 2017
  • John S. Pistole, former TSA Administrator, 2010-2014
  • John Halinski, former TSA Deputy Administrator, 2012-2014
  • Gale D. Rossides, former TSA Acting Administrator and Deputy Administrator, 2009-2010
  • James M. Loy,  former TSA Administrator, 2002-2003; former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, 2003-2005
  • Tom Ridge, first Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security – 2003-2005
  • Michael Chertoff, former Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2005-2009
  • Janet Napolitano, former Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2009-2013
  • Jeh Johnson, former Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2013-2017
  • John F. Kelly, former Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2017
  • Kirstjen Nielsen, former Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2017-2019

As we approach TSA's 20th anniversary, we encourage the House of Representatives to approve this resolution and formally recognize twenty years of hard work, dedication, and sacrifice of the TSA in keeping travel safe.

With CLEAR, you are always you. CLEAR's mission is to enable frictionless and safe journeys using your identity. With more than 7 million members and 100+ partners across North America, CLEAR's identity platform connects you to the cards in your wallet - transforming the way you live, work and travel. Trust and privacy are the foundation of CLEAR. We have a commitment to members being in control of their own information and never sell member data. CLEAR is at the highest level of security by U.S. government regulators and is also certified as Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology under the SAFETY Act.

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