House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica, R-Fla., wants to shift responsibility for screening travelers at airports to private companies, writes Joe Davidson in the Washington Post. Last week, he issued a report calling for the transfer of “airport screening operations to private contractors under federal supervision.” Davidson notes that Mica's criticism of the Transportation Security Administration raises interesting points. For example, Mica's report observed that the TSA “advertised for employment at the Washington Reagan National Airport on pizza boxes and on advertisements above pumps at discount gas stations in the D.C. area.”

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