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What Is Congress Doing About TSA's Screw Ups?

Over the past couple of months we've seen a number of alarming reports about the Transportation "Security" Administration, better known as the TSA.

Here's a list of just a few of the major problems: 

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-Former TSA agent admits agency workers laugh at naked body scans of flyers

-Documents detail horrifying alleged sexual assaults by TSA agents at airports across the country

-Thousands of TSA uniforms and airport security badges are missing

-TSA failed to prevent potential terror attacks, detect explosives and other weapons during 96 percent of undercover tests

-TSA failed to screen dozens of airport workers with ties to terrorism

Americans and lawmakers on Capitol Hill are outraged, as they should be, but what is Congress actually doing about it? 

A hearing was held yesterday, where Democrats suggested more funding for the ridiculous agency, and there are plans to confirm President Obama's new pick to head the agency, Coast Guard Vice Commandant Peter Neffenger,
as soon as possible. Last week Acting Administrator Melvin Carraw was reassigned by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. That's about it. 

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You'd think when a so-called security agency fails nearly 100 percent of security tests, it'd be time to scrap the entire thing and start over. Instead, Congress is doing little to change anything and Americans continue to be humiliated at the country's airports with no security to show for it. 

There's plenty of discussion from lawmakers about the obscene situation at the agency, but little real action behind the outrage. We've been talking about privatizing TSA for years. If the headlines above don't get us to that point now, nothing ever will. 

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