JUNEAU, Alaska—The Alaska Senate has joined with the House in calling on the Transportation Security Administration to reconsider its use of full-body pat-down searches.
The resolution, which passed 18-0 Monday, also calls on Congress to exercise greater oversight over the agency.
Sharon Cissna is scheduled to testify before a congressional subcommittee on the issue.
Last month, Cissna, a breast-cancer survivor who's had a mastectomy, was singled out for a pat-down at a Seattle airport following a full-body scan. She refused to comply and was not allowed on the flight.
The TSA has defended its procedures, saying scanners show anomalies on a person's body and pat-downs are a way of determining the nature of those anomalies.