Thursday, September 14, 2006

Senate lifts limit on TSA screeners

At the present time, there is a legally mandated upper limit on the number of airport screeners that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) can employ. That number is 45,000.

The Department of Homeland Security has complained that 45,000 screeners are not enough to do the job adequately.

Today the U.S. Senate lifted the cap on the number of airport screeners that the TSA can employ.

Quoting from an article posted in the Airport Business website:
According to Reuters, an amendment to port security legislation sponsored by New Jersey Democrat Senator Frank Lautenberg was approved by a vote of 84-12. The number of screeners required may now be determined by the Transportation Security Administration.
Source: US Senate Lifts Upper Limit on Airport Screeners - Airport Business

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