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D.C. Delegate Calls For Congressional Hearings On Airport Security

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D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, who serves on both the Homeland Security Committee and the Aviation Subcommitee, is calling for hearings to be held on TSA airport security measures.

Norton says she wants to know how and if TSA is preparing for what terrorists are trying to do next, and whether the procedures in place are based on state-of-the-art risk-based strategies.

Norton also says she wasn't surpised that Thanksgiving holiday travelers didn't respond to calls for a pat-down protest.

She accuses the TSA of having failed to stay ahead of the curve in technology, in developing true risk-based security and in delivering timely information to the public, explaining the reasons security changes occur.

Norton says she'll call for the hearings during the lame duck session when Congress returns.

CORRECTION: The original version of this story erroneously stated Congressmember Norton was surprised by the lack of protest by travelers. Norton says she was not surprised that travelers did not respond to calls for protest.

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