Sunday, March 1, 2009

Backbencher of the Week

This week's Backbencher of the Week goes to Rep. Yvette Clark(D-NY-11) for work is restoring a little bit of sanity to homeland security.

Rep. Clark is the lead sponsor of H.R. 559 which is a bill designed to make it easier to remove people wrongly placed on the no-fly list.  For a long time the government and the airlines sent people who wanted to clear their names after being wrongly placed on the no-fly list around in circles.  This bill would streamline the appeals process and create a list of cleared flyers, and allow a way for innocent people to travel without being hassled by airport security

The House passed the bill in early February and the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee is considering the bill.

For bringing back a little sanity to domestic security, and for pulling the curtain back a little on security theatre, we award Rep. Yvette Clark Backbencher of the Week. 


  1. Hey -

    I stumbled across this post while searching for more information on the Bill. It's a shame that more people aren't talking about it, because I think it is something that could benefit many. Thank you for helping to increase the recognition of this much needed legislation.

    What's taking the Senate so long anyways???

  2. hahahahahaha. You know why I'm laughing, Backbencher. Will make FPP travel easier, eh?