10.17.19

Gardner Introduces Denver Airport COO at Senate Commerce Subcommittee Hearing

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today introduced Chris McLaughlin, COO of the Denver International Airport (DEN), at a Security Subcommittee hearing on improving security at America’s airports.

 

NOTE: Click here to view Senator Gardner’s remarks.

 

“I was pleased to welcome Chris McLaughlin, who currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Denver International Airport, to testify today before the Security Subcommittee,” said Senator Gardner. “One of the busiest airports in the nation, Denver International Airport has been forward-thinking in its efforts to bolster security while maintaining an excellent experience for traveling Coloradans and millions of visitors. I’ve been proud to work with the airport at the federal level, and I’ll continue to support their efforts to enhance safety and security at the Denver International Airport.”

 

Remarks as delivered: 

 

Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and thank you for allowing me to join the Subcommittee. I’m not a member of the Subcommittee, so it’s a privilege to be here to introduce Mr. McLaughlin. Thank you to all the members of the committee for allowing this opportunity.

 

I’m pleased to be here this morning to welcome Chris McLaughlin, who currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Denver International Airport, a role in which he oversees the Airport’s largest business component.

 

One of the busiest airports in the nation, Denver International Airport has been forward-thinking in its efforts to bolster security while maintaining an excellent experience for traveling Coloradans and millions of visitors. I’ve been proud to work with the airport to support their efforts at the federal level.

 

Mr. McLaughlin has an impressive range of experience that I think will provide a very unique perspective for today’s discussion surrounding airport security. He served several years at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), as well as worked at Air Wisconsin Airlines, Frontier Airlines, our hometown airline, and CLEAR. 

 

Welcome, Mr. McLaughlin, thank you very much for being here today, thank you for representing Denver International Airport and the organization. I look forward to hearing your testimony today.

 

Thank you.

 

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 Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.