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As Complaints Grow At Airports, Senate Passes An Aviation Bill05:37Download

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Passengers stand in line to go through a TSA security checkpoint as they head to their flights at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, December 23, 2015. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Passengers stand in line to go through a TSA security checkpoint as they head to their flights at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, December 23, 2015. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

The U.S. Senate has passed a new aviation bill aimed to increase security and passenger protections at airports. This comes at a time when TSA staffing at security checkpoints is low and travel demand is high. Airlines and consumers are speaking out.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Seth Kaplan of Airline Weekly about the problems the TSA faces and whether the security system might be privatized.

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This segment aired on April 21, 2016.

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