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Mar 5, 2013

U.S. airports feel impact from spending cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on Monday cautioned airline passengers to get to the airport extra early because U.S. spending cuts have already led to long lines at some security checkpoints, and said the coming furloughs will only make the situation worse.

Napolitano said mandatory spending cuts ordered on Friday by President Barack Obama have led to the elimination of overtime for Transportation Security Administration officers and customs agents. She said furlough notices would begin going out to employees on Monday, and Customs and Border Protection said it would send them out later this week.

Mar 4, 2013

Napolitano: U.S. airports feel impact from spending cuts

WASHINGTON, March 4 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of Homeland
Security Janet Napolitano on Monday cautioned airline passengers
to get to the airport extra early because U.S. spending cuts
have already led to long lines at some security checkpoints, and
said the coming furloughs will only make the situation worse.

Napolitano said mandatory spending cuts ordered on Friday by
President Barack Obama have led to the elimination of overtime
for Transportation Security Administration officers and customs
agents. She said furlough notices would begin going out to
employees on Monday, and Customs and Border Protection said it
would send them out later this week.

Mar 4, 2013
Mar 4, 2013

Spending cuts already cause long lines at airports: Napolitano

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on Monday cautioned airline passengers to get to the airport extra early because spending cuts have already led to long lines at some security checkpoints, and said the coming furloughs will only make the situation worse.

Napolitano said mandatory spending cuts ordered on Friday by President Barack Obama have led to the elimination of overtime for Transportation Security Administration officers and customs agents. She said TSA would begin sending out furlough notices to employees on Monday and Customs and Border Protection will send them out later this week.

Mar 4, 2013

Napolitano: U.S. spending cuts already cause long lines at airports

WASHINGTON, March 4 (Reuters) – Secretary of Homeland
Security Janet Napolitano on Monday cautioned airline passengers
to get to the airport extra early because U.S. spending cuts
have already led to long lines at some security checkpoints, and
said the coming furloughs will only make the situation worse.

Napolitano said mandatory spending cuts ordered on Friday by
President Barack Obama have led to the elimination of overtime
for Transportation Security Administration officers and customs
agents. She said TSA would begin sending out furlough notices to
employees on Monday and Customs and Border Protection will send
them out later this week.

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      "General assignment reporter in Washington, DC where she has previously covered the White House, Justice Department, Homeland Security and foreign affairs. Debbie has covered three presidential campaigns, including extensive coverage of Obama from 2007 through inauguration. Also worked in bureaus in Madrid, Bangkok, Montreal, Toronto, New York and Buenos Aires. In February she covered her fifth Olympics in Vancouver."
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