Roll Call Announces Keynotes and Panelists for The Future of Aviation Security Event

Washington D.C. (November 15, 2016) – Roll Call announced today that Rep. John Katko (R-NY) and Rep. William Keating (D-Mass.) will deliver the keynote remarks at The Future of Aviation Security policy event held at The Newseum Knight Studio on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 8:00 – 10:30 a.m. The event is sponsored by U.S. Travel Association.

“President-elect Trump has signaled that infrastructure will be an early element of his agenda, and airport security is sure to be under scrutiny,” says CQ Roll Call Chief Content Officer David Ellis. “We will turn a critical eye to such an important issue in advance of congressional action, and I thank U.S. Travel for partnering with us on this event.”

The keynote remarks will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Randy Walerius, Managing Editor for Legislative Analysis at CQ Roll Call, with Christopher Bidwell, Vice President, Security, Airports Council International – North America; Marcus Faust, Attorney and Counselor at Law, Marcus G. Faust, P.C., representing McCarran International Airport; Jeffrey Goodell, Vice President, Government and Airport Affairs, JetBlue Airways Corporation; Captain Billy J. Nolen, Senior Vice President, Safety, Security and Operations, Airlines for America; Chad F. Wolf, Vice President & Senior Director and Former Assistant Administrator of Policy at TSA, Wexler | Walker.

Discussions will focus on how the Transportation Security Authority (TSA) has evolved to address the landscape with multilayered protocols that protect the homeland and the traveling public. But a tumultuous legislative environment has led to budgetary uncertainty for TSA, a patchwork of fixes, and instances of long lines for travelers. What is being done in Congress to address these concerns, and what does it all mean for the future of TSA and air travel security?   

“The Transportation Security Administration must continue to evolve along with the threat landscape, for the sake of both national security and the economy and job creation. We will help Congress and the executive branch identify and execute the policy options that will ensure TSA performs its work smoothly, efficiently and effectively over the long term,” says U.S. Travel Association President and CEO, Roger Dow.

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