Mica wants to privatize airport screeners

As millions of travelers wait in airport-security lines this holiday weekend, Florida Republican Congressman John Mica thinks there is a better way.

Mica, the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, is reviving the idea of privatizing the officers who screen passengers and baggage, The Washington Post reported. Mica and U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., issued a report last week that calls for moving “airport screening operations to private contractors under federal supervision.”

The Post reports that Mica has received campaign contributions from companies that could benefit from such a privatization, but his office has said that did not influence his position. Here is a link to the Post story (log-in might be required).

The News Service of Florida