A bill (H.R. 5909) that would change the way that DHS tests airport security screeners has been approved by the House of Representatives and is now pending in the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.
A federal court has ruled against a group of 19 airlines that claimed the U.S. government overcharged them for passenger screening. The lawsuit concerned fees for 2000, which the TSA said were $420 million. Airlines argued that the amount was actually $305 million. The court ruled that TSA’s figures were reasonable.