Sen. Paul invokes TSA in budget deal opposition

Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSunday shows preview: States begin to reopen even as some areas in US see case counts increase Congress headed toward unemployment showdown Doctors push Trump to quickly reopen country in letter organized by conservatives MORE (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.

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The budget deal negotiated by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) includes an increase in the fees paid by airline passengers for airport security from $2.50 per trip to $5.60.

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.