Amid growing opposition to intrusive TSA patdown procedures, Texas Congressman Ron Paul recently announced his plans to reintroduce the American Traveler Dignity Act, a piece of legislation that would force TSA agents to abide by the same laws as everyone else.
[T]his week I am introducing the American Traveler Dignity Act, which establishes that airport security screeners are not immune from any US law regarding physical contact with another person, making images of another person, or causing physical harm through the use of radiation-emitting machinery on another person. It means they are not above laws the rest of us must obey. As we continue to see more and more outrageous stories of TSA abuses and failures, I hope that my colleagues in the House will listen to their constituents and join with me to support this legislation.
A previous version of the bill contained language that would strip TSA agents of their immunity from laws against unlawfully subjecting an individual to invasive patdown procedures.Published in