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    Airport Security Wait Times

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on the effects of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening procedures on airports and airlines. The procedures had resulted in long security lines, missed flights, and passengers being stranded at airports. Officials from several airports around that nation and Chicago’s Aviation Department, an airline customer service representative, and the president of the Transportation Security Officers federal employee union discussed such solutions as increasing TSA staffing, expanding the passenger PreCheck program, privatizing security at airports, and granting more flexibility for airports and airlines to make local security decisions.