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Could security lines get even longer?

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Airport security wait times may be soon get a lot longer.  Staffing cuts could be one consequence of forced spending cuts due to take effect on March 1st.  Airports across the country will be impacted if the $85 billion dollars in federal budget cuts go through as scheduled.

Many federal agencies, including those that handle airport security, customs, and air traffic control, will be forced to furlough employees.  The Transportation Security Administration could be forced to reduce its front-line workforce, including seven-day furloughs for airport screeners, according to a report by the House Appropriations Committee.  It also outlined that air-traffic controllers, technicians and other Federal Aviation Administration workers would have to take 11 days of mandatory, unpaid time off during the fiscal year.
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