Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, has called on Congress to consider further efficiency within the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) – not further taxes on airline passengers as proposed in the fiscal year 2013 budget passed by the House Budget Committee. The budget would double the security tax from $2.50 to $5, which would cost airline passengers more than $700 million annually. Ironically, A4A stated, a budget proposal aimed at driving economic growth would in fact undermine it through this provision. A4A said programs that take a risk-based approach to security, including TSA

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