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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is considering cutting screenings at more than 150 airports across the country, CNN reported Wednesday.
The network, citing senior agency officials and internal documents, reported that the reductions would apply to airports that serve planes with 60 seats or fewer.
The article goes on to state the following:
If implemented, passengers and luggage arriving from smaller airports would be screened when they arrive at major connecting hubs, because those facilities have the resources to conduct more advanced security sweeps.
The proposal would reportedly save roughly $115 million a year and would affect about 0.5 percent of the people who fly out of U.S. airports on any given day, CNN reported.
Unnamed top TSA officials voiced serious concerns to CNN about the proposal having negative effects on national security.
Michael Bilello, a spokesman for TSA, attempted to downplay such concerns, telling CNN that debate over the agency’s security requirements “is not a new issue.”
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