What WAS the reason for federalizing airport security? Trying to remember…

Not only have TSA security screeners not all had background checks, butof those who had — and have been found to have criminal records — not all have been fired.

    “It is a concern because one of the reasons we federalized this in the first place was because there hadn’t been background checks, or standards for background checks, before Sept. 11,” [Rep. John] Mica said.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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