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For what it's worth, I emailed our Senators and Representative from Virginia about the TSA procedures that everyone is in a flap about right now. Mark Warner (the one who's responded so far), is on the committee who deals with the TSA, among other things. Here is his response to my email.

Dear Ms. Robey,

Thank you for taking the time to contact me with your views on aviation security. In order to best represent you as your United States Senator, it is vital that I hear your views on this and other important matters.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) plays a critical role in securing our aviation system. I understand your concerns with both full body scanners and pat down searches, and I believe that there must be a proper balance between security and privacy of passengers.

In the wake of the recent foiled terrorist plots, TSA has tightened their screening process in order to keep the traveling public safe in the air. In response to complaints about the new screening process, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced on Monday, November 15, 2010 that TSA will review its procedures and will make adjustments where appropriate. I will continue to monitor the situation to ensure that TSA makes the necessary adjustments and that passengers are treated with dignity during the screening process.

Again, thanks for writing. Should you have any specific questions regarding TSA procedure, please visit its website at: www.tsa.gov. As we move forward in the 111th Congress, please continue to be in touch with your opinions.

Sincerely,
MARK R. WARNER
United States Senator



So, we'll see if anything comes of it. I stand ready to keep complaining if things don't go in the favor of effectiveness, health, privacy, and constitutional rights.

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