“Given the importance of securing aviation and other transportation systems from a terrorist attack, it is essential that TSA rebuild its trust and image with the American people,” the Alabama Republican says.
“Many federal agencies struggle with criminal cases against their employees; but TSA, unlike most government agencies, interacts with the general public in a very frequent and personal manner, and its high-profile criminal cases, among other failings, have resulted in major image problems and a growing lack of support for the agency,” Mr. Rogers adds, emphasizing that the hearing is an “opportunity” for Mr. Halinski to provide a timely update.
POLL DU JOUR
• 93 percent of likely U.S. voters say “policies and competence” is more important to them than “likeability” when choosing a president; 3 percent say likeability is more important.
• 71 percent say their attention is drawn more by the presidential election than the Olympics; 21 percent say they pay more attention to the London games.
• 6 percent say “neither” draws their attention.
Source: A Hill Poll of 1,000 likely U.S. voters conducted July 26.
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