Airlines have softened their opposition to the new House-Senate budget deal.
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.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) confiscated a toy gun that was part of a sock monkey, NBC News reports.
The agency said the toy gun, which was being carried by a passenger at the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, was too realistic, according to the report.
After a nearly year-long quest, US Airways and American Airlines will finalize their merger this week.
The companies, which first announced their plans to combine in February, are expected to make it official on Dec. 9.
Airlines are seeking to rally opposition to a potential increase in the airline ticket fees that pay for the Transportation Security Administration.
The Washington, D.C.-based lobbying group Airlines For America (A4A) is conducting a "Stop Air Tax Now" campaign to oppose a rumored increase in the security fee from $2.50 per trip to $5 on airline tickets to raise revenue for a broader government funding deal.
Conservative groups are warning budget negotiators not to increase fees that fund the agency.
The largest federal employee union's president said agencies should review policies.
The House voted Tuesday to require the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to spend unclaimed money collected at airport security checkpoints on airport lounges for the military.
The House meets at 10 a.m. for speeches, and then in the afternoon to consider up to 10 suspension bills.
Airlines are criticizing a potential increase in security fees that are added to the price of flight tickets ahead of a potential budget deal, CNN reports.
Previous proposal to reduce the federal deficit have included recommendations to increase the passenger security fee from $2.50 per trip to $5.