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TSA dismisses report that the end of passenger screenings at 150 small airports

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TSA could soon stop the screening of passengers at 150 airports

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The Transportation Security Administration has reportedly dismissed the news that it is considering end passenger screenings at 150 small airports in order to devote more resources to the larger air hubs.

On 2 August, the L. A. Times reported the proposal was “only a part of an annual budget exercise to look at ways to work more efficiently in the agency,” and that a formal risk assessment for such a plan has not yet been carried out.

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“Each year, as part of the federal budget process, the TSA has been asked to talk about possible ways to work more efficiently,” TSA spokesman Michael Bilello said of the proposal for the termination of screening at airports for aircraft with 60 or fewer seats. “This year is no different.”

Bilello further stated that, although the discussions on the budget of the efficiency for the security agency are critical, “no decisions have been made for the TSA to stop with the serving of an airport.”

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The TSA has about 60,000 employees and screens air travel passengers at 440 airports across the country, working with an annual budget of € 7.58 billion, the Times reports.

As a passenger of the impressions was ever eventually on smaller airports, the movement would reverse the trend of a better airport security measures initiated under the Trump administration.

Since last year, the TSA has the introduction of new procedures to help screeners examine laptops and tablets contain bombs.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

Janine Puhak is an editor for Fox News Lifestyle. Follow her on Twitter via @JaninePuhak

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