Two Cravaack bills pass Monday

WASHINGTON — Two bills from Rep. Chip Cravaack cleared legislative hurdles on Monday.

First, the Senate unanimously passed a version of Cravaack’s bill requiring the Transportation Security Administration to develop new, quicker airport screening procedures for uniformed armed services personnel flying on official business. The House had previously passed the bill (also unanimously) on Nov. 29.

The Senate passed a bill with slightly different wording than Cravaack’s original legislation, so the House will need to reconsider the bill before it can be signed into law by President Barack Obama.

Also Monday, the House passed a Cravaack-sponsored bill to designate a Pine City, Minn. post office the “Master Sergeant Daniel L. Fedder Post Office.” The bill passed 351-0.

Fedder, a 16-year veteran of the Marine Corps., was killed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in August 2010. He was 34 years old and a native of Pine City.

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