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Congressman John Duncan

Representing the 2nd District of Tennessee

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May 22, 2018

In April, I was mentioned in a New York Times article about the wasteful Federal Air Marshal Service. You can read the full article here.

I have been concerned for many years about the excessive waste this program has cost our taxpayers with its 800 million dollar annual budget and personnel disciplinary issues. 

It is disturbing to know millions of dollars that Americans work hard to earn are being put toward a program every year that yields little results in keeping our skies safe. 

A couple weeks ago, I was featured on CBS This Morning to highlight my concerns with this program. You can watch the full video here. 

I want our passengers to have safe travels in our skies, and based on the abuses of this program, it looks like taxpayer dollars would be better suited to put towards a more efficient security plan that really keeps us safe.