Abolish the Transportation Security Administration

Capitol Hill Briefing
September 30, 2011
12:00PM to 1:30PM EDT
B-354 Rayburn House Office Building
Featuring David Rittgers, Legal Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; and Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Laura Renz, Manager of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.

Ten years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, federalized aviation security has proven costly, reactive, and an intrusive failure. Restoring security responsibility to airports and airlines would provide numerous benefits to the traveling public without compromising security. Join us for a discussion of why Congress should privatize airport security and abolish the Transportation Security Administration.

For recent published work of the speakers, see: “Does Risk Management Counsel in Favor of a Biometric Traveler Identity System?” by Jim Harper and “Abolish the Department of Homeland Security,” by David Rittgers.