Rep. Nita Lowey said female TSA agents are being held back from promotions.
Federal officials said they warned the airlines "out of an abundance of caution."
The DHS warned of the potential for toothpaste tube bombs during the Olympics.
The chairman of the House committee that oversees transportation security warned U.S. airlines this week about potential bombs being placed in toothpaste tubes and other cosmetic products ahead of the winter Olympics that are about to begin in Sochi, Russia.
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said in an interview with CNN that he had been briefed about the possible terror threat by the Department of Homeland Security.
Actor and former MSNBC anchor Alec Baldwin accused the Transportation Security Administration of targeting his 5-month-old daughter for a pat down this week, but the agency is denying responsibility for the incident.
The trial of a man accused of killing a Transportation Security Administration agent during a shooting at the Los Angeles International Airport last fall is being postponed by a federal judge, Reuters reports.
U.S. District Judge Philip Gutierrez agreed to a request for the delay from prosecutors to allow them to have more time to consider seeking the death penalty against Paul Anthony Ciancia, according to the report.
Lawmakers are returning to one of their favorite targets as they come back to Washington to hear the State of the Union address: the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
The day before President Obama gives his speech, the House Homeland Security will holding a hearing focused examining the TSA’s expenditure of $17.5 million on a “cadre of investigators.”
The chairman of the panel’s Transportation Security subcommittee, Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), said the hearing would “investigate a glaring problem within TSA that was exposed by a recent report from the [Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General].
A House subcommittee will meet next week to scrutinize the Transportation Security Administration's dozens of "criminal investigators," which the Department of Homeland Security's own inspector general says are overpaid and are generally not conducting criminal investigations.
Police officers at the Los Angeles International Airport went on break before a fatal shooting of a Transportation Security Administration agent last year, according to a Fox News report.
The airport policemen, who are armed unlike TSA agents, left their stations for breaks without notifying their supervisors, according to the report.
New regulations expand the agency's enforcement of security aircraft repair stations.