Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, has applauded House passage of an amendment offered by Representatives Pat Meehan (R-PA), Candice Miller (R-MI) and Peter DeFazio (D-OR) prohibiting the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from using any taxpayer dollars to conduct Customs and Border Protection (CBP) preclearance operations at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH). The amendment was unanimously adopted during floor consideration of the FY14 Homeland Security Appropriations bill. A4A has consistently advocated that DHS use its resources to focus on addressing lengthy wait times at several U.S. gateway airports. Today, customers are
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