US House of Representatives member John Mica plans to introduce legislation that will enable the return of airport screening (in the US) by private companies. Mica has also announced six House hearings into TSA operations starting in April 2013.
According to a Bloomberg report, his proposed legislation will set a deadline (possibly two years) for the airports to return to private screeners.
Mica, a Republican Representative from Florida and member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has a record of being a staunch critic of the TSA.
Is it coincidental that Covenant Aviation Security LLC, a privately-held company that has won more contracts for airport screening – at least $692 million since 2002 – than any other company is in Mica’s congressional district?