Wait times at Transportation Security Administration (TSA) airport checkpoints leveled off on Jan. 16, but US lawmakers remain anxious that the respite will not last if the ongoing partial federal government shutdown drags on into February. US Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman, told ATW he was “surprised how long [TSA employees] have been able to hang on” working without pay. “These are not highly ...

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