By Keith Laing
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) invoked the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) controversial pat-down hand searches in his opposition to the budget deal announced 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."
"#OnlyInDC is it a good idea to pay more for this," the picture says.
The money from the fee is normally used to help pay for the TSA, but the Murray-Ryan bill redirects the collections to the federal government's general fund.
The aviation security fee increase is a part of a package of new revenue scheduled to replace $63 billion in automatic spending cuts that were included in the sequestration budget law.