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Reps. Jacky Rosen, Dina Titus, and Ruben Kihuen Urge DHS Secretary Kelly to Fully Fund TSA

March 17, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Jacky Rosen (NV-03), Dina Titus (NV-01), and Ruben Kihuen (NV-04) sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kelly urging the Trump administration to fully fund the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The letter warns the President that any cuts to vital security programs would have significant adverse effects on our national security and Nevada’s tourism economy:

“Las Vegas is one of the top tourist destinations in the world, with McCarran International Airport welcoming millions of travelers each year,” said Congresswoman Jacky Rosen. “Any cuts to TSA’s vital counterterrorism and law enforcement programs would only jeopardize our national security and hurt our bustling tourism industry, which is our number one economic driver.”

“I am proud to have McCarran International Airport in Congressional District One,” said Congresswoman Dina Titus. “Cutting funds from TSA to pay for an unnecessary border wall will likely cause delays for passengers traveling to and from Las Vegas, hurting our local economy and the tourism sector throughout the United States.”

“President Trump would rather waste funds building a costly and ineffective wall along the southern border, than fully fund TSA,” said Congressman Ruben Kihuen. “The men and women working at McCarran International Airport deserve the tools they need to do their jobs.  I won't stand idly by while President Trump makes us less safe and at the same time threatens to severely impact Nevada’s economy.”

Congresswoman Rosen and Democratic members of the Nevada delegation requested Secretary Kelly to provide a report analyzing how Trump’s “skinny budget” will impact TSA.

A full text of the letter can be found here.