TSA Administrator David Pekoske said Tuesday that the agency will not be eliminating passenger screening at any federalized U.S. airports in the wake of reports that such a proposal was under consideration.
Pekoske’s comments come in response to a CNN report last week that said TSA was considering cutting passenger screenings at airports that serve planes with 60 seats or fewer. The move would potentially save $115 million annually, but officials expressed serious concerns about its negative impact on national security.
“TSA will not be eliminating passenger screening at any federalized U.S. airport as suggested in recent media reports,” Pekoske said Tuesday in a statement to The Hill.
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