Passengers stream through a TSA checkpoint


The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives introduced legislation late last week that would deny the government’s request for $76 million to purchase an additional 275 full body airport scanners.


Representatives stressed that the move was strictly budgetary and that the controversy surrounding the machines did not weigh heavily on their decision.


Still, a few representatives took the opportunity to voice opposition to the scanners by questioning their effectiveness in making air travel safer.


The move will not affect the 500 machines already installed at nationwide airports or the 500 additional scanners recently approved by the government.


Source: AP

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