H.R.2589 - Freedom of Travel Act of 2013113th Congress (2013-2014)
Summary: H.R.2589 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)
Introduced in House (06/28/2013)
Freedom of Travel Act of 2013 - Prohibits the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from performing any security screening operations except: (1) screening passengers and property; and (2) prescribing standards for the employment of air carrier personnel and, as appropriate, airport security personnel. Nullifies any Act authorizing the TSA to perform any other security screening operations.
Amends the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 to repeal the authority of the DHS Secretary, acting through the TSA Administrator, to develop Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) teams to augment security of public transportation.