Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10), a Member of the Homeland Security Committee, today wrote a letter to John Pistole, Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) accepting his offer to "sit down and go through TSA's books." Pistole today made a statement to Bloomberg News saying that he would meet with those who think the TSA has become inefficient or bloated to discuss better ways for staffing the agency. Broun has repeatedly blasted the TSA for being a massive bureaucratic agency skilled in violating American traveler's rights, but a failure when it comes to protecting their safety.
"I hope that Administrator Pistole makes good on his word and does in fact sit down to hear me out," said Congressman Broun. "Over the past ten years, the TSA has spent almost $57 billion and grown to nearly 65,000 employees. As a result, the government has had to dedicate too much time and money toward managing personnel and human resources, rather than using their funding to fight terrorism and enforce security measures. Administrator Pistole has even admitted that there is room for downsizing, so I look forward to working together to make the TSA more efficient and effective while protecting the taxpayer's dollars and most importantly, their safety."