News: Senate Dems back increase in air travel fee to close funding shortfall at TSA

Senate Dems back increase in air travel fee to close funding shortfall at TSA

he Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday moved forward with legislation to increase airline passenger security fees, beating back a GOP attempt to keep them at current levels.

The 2013 Homeland Security appropriations bill would increase one-way fees for passengers from $2.50 to $5 in order to close a budget shortfall at the Transportation Security Administration.

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