House committee to mark up TSA budget

A House committee will take up the Transportation Security Administration funding bill this week, the committee announced Monday.

At its hearing scheduled for Wednesday, the House Homeland Security Committee's Subcommittee on Transportation Security will take up the TSA Authorization Act of 2011.

As part of the Department of Homeland Security's budget request for 2012, TSA would have received $7.9 billion. But earlier this year, House Republicans, who have pushed to privatize airport security, cut the agency's funding cut by $270 million. 

The hearing Wednesday is scheduled for 10:30 a.m in Cannon House Office Building.