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PRICE STATEMENT ON THE RETIREMENT OF TSA ADMINISTRATOR JOHN PISTOLE

October 16, 2014
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman David Price (NC-04), Ranking Member and former Chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement on the retirement of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John Pistole.

“I commend and thank Administrator Pistole for his four years of exemplary leadership at the Transportation Security Administration and for his three decades of service to his country. Since his confirmation in 2010, Administrator Pistole has worked tirelessly to transform the agency by making security screening more efficient and the workforce more professional. He successfully implemented risk-based security screening, such as the popular TSA PreCheck program, which has resulted in millions of dollars of savings for the American taxpayer, and he significantly improved employee morale and professionalism by instituting collective bargaining rights for airport screeners. In a difficult budget environment, these efforts have increased the safety of the traveling public while reducing the headaches associated with travel. Thanks to his hard work, Administrator Pistole is leaving behind a more mature and effective agency.”