Senate DEMS Back Increase In Air Travel Fee To Close Funding Shortfall at TSASubmitted by emalvini on Tue, 05/22/2012 - 14:59
Senate DEMS Back Increase In Air Travel Fee To Close Funding Shortfall at TSA
By Erik Wasson - 05/22/12 12:33 PM ET
The Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday moved forward with legislation to increase airline passenger security fees, beating back a GOP attempt to keep them at current levels.
The 2013 Homeland Security appropriations bill would increase one-way fees for passengers from $2.50 to $5 in order to close a budget shortfall at the Transportation Security Administration.