Airport Security Defended Testifying before Congress, the head of the Transportation Security Administration defends the agency's decision to hire thousands of federal airport screeners before background checks were complete. James Loy says the agency was under pressure to quickly implement a stepped-up security plan. Hear NPR's Pam Fessler.
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Hiring Process for Airport Screeners Questioned on Hill

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Hiring Process for Airport Screeners Questioned on Hill

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Hiring Process for Airport Screeners Questioned on Hill

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Testifying before Congress, the head of the Transportation Security Administration defends the agency's decision to hire thousands of federal airport screeners before background checks were complete. James Loy says the agency was under pressure to quickly implement a stepped-up security plan. Hear NPR's Pam Fessler.