Amid Airport Anger, GOP Takes Aim at ScreeningSubmitted by elviejo on Tue, 11/16/2010 - 11:23
I had no IDEA that airports have a CHOICE on whether to use TSA. Of course, I'm sure that there is LOTS of $$$ that is involved in that "choice". Good to see that this info is getting out there!
By: Byron York | Washington Examiner
Did you know that the nation's airports are not required to have Transportation Security Administration screeners checking passengers at security checkpoints? The 2001 law creating the TSA gave airports the right to opt out of the TSA program in favor of private screeners after a two-year period. Now, with the TSA engulfed in controversy and hated by millions of weary and sometimes humiliated travelers, Rep. John Mica, the Republican who will soon be chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, is reminding airports that they have a choice.
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