U.S. Sen. Harry Reid is reportedly calling on airport security workers to be friendlier to international travelers.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Wednesday that Reid said he plans to pen a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, asking that workers with the Transportation Security Administration employees be nicer to international passengers.
"She can instruct everybody that works at TSA to smile and say, 'Hello,' " Reid said Wednesday, according to the newspaper.
Reid reportedly said he was made aware during a meeting with Nevada gaming, business and tourism leaders that foreign travelers often complain about the way they are handled by U.S. airport security workers.
"People who work for our government have to be able to do it with a smile on their face," Reid told reporters.
He made the remarks during a press conference Wednesday following a strategy session led by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, according to the newspaper.