Airlines have softened their oppposition against the new House-Senate budget deal after winning some key concessions in the package.
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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is invoking the Transportation Security Administration 's (TSA) controversial pat down hand searches in his opposition to the budget deal that was announced on Tuesday.
Paul tweeted a picture of a TSA agent searching an airline passage with the message: "In the Ryan-Murray budget 'deal' you will now have to pay more for THIS.
The White House hasn't responded with a plan meeting those terms, he said.
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House conservative Republicans say they have not lost faith in budget guru.
While some conservatives criticized it, deal has support from many.
The tax on airline ticket purchases that is normally paid by passengers for airport security is increasing by $3.10 in the budget deal that was agreed to by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Tuesday.
The Murray-Ryan deal, which has been dubbed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, sets the aviation security fee at $5.60 for each leg of a trip beginning on Oct. 1, 2014.
The fee is currently $2.50 for each leg, with a cap of $5 overall on an airline ticket.
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Criticism of budget deal before it was released was "ridiculous," the Speaker said.
U.S. officials are insisting that "great momentum" has been made in Trans-Pacific trade talks, but there are issues both at home and in Japan.