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Cantor, Scott, Forbes to TSA: Pay Richmond Airport Back

Congressmen Send Letter to TSA Urging Reimbursement for Installation of Baggage Security System 5 Years Ago

December 17, 2009

RICHMOND, Virginia (December 17, 2009) - Congressmen Eric Cantor (VA-07), Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03), and J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), sent a letter yesterday to Gale D. Rossides, Acting Assistant Secretary, Transportation Security Administration, requesting reimbursement to the Capitol Region Airport Commission for the installation of the TSA's explosive detection system at the Richmond International Airport (RIC). In addition, the Congressmen are asking to be briefed by the TSA on the status of its reimbursement program and timeframe for paying back RIC. This is not the first request made to the TSA requesting reimbursement by members of the Virginia Congressional Delegation.

Cantor and Scott made the following comments:

"The Richmond International Airport plays a vital role to the Greater Richmond economy," said Cantor. "RIC took it on good faith that the TSA would be true to their word and reimburse RIC for their investment in a state-of-the-art baggage security system. Five years later, that pledge has not been met. It's time that the TSA pay back Richmond Airport."

"Richmond International is long overdue for a reimbursement from the TSA for federally mandated improvements the airport incorporated in its improvement plans. Congress has authorized the TSA to provide this reimbursement. I will continue to work with my colleagues that represent the Richmond area in Congress to ensure that Richmond International finally gets this reimbursement," concluded Scott.

For more information visit http://republicanwhip.house.gov/newsroom/seven/cantor-scott-forbes-to-tsa-pay-richmond-airport-back.html.
 
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Download the full letter to TSA from Congressmen Cantor, Scott and Forbes


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