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The House has voted unanimously to allow military travelers on official duty to get a special preference to move through airport security checks faster, The Associated Press reported.

The bill, which now goes to the Senate, would require the Transportation Security Administration to set up a separate system to screen troops, who would be considered a low security risk.

If the bill becomes law, the earliest beneficiaries likely would be troops returning from Afghanistan next year and their family members, who also would receive preferential treatment.

Read more about the military travelers bill from the AP

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