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U.S. Congress Considers Increasing Passenger Security Fee for Airlines

Excerpt from CNN

Dec 03, 2013 6:00 am

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Senate approved the increase in May after the proposal originally failed in 2012, but its implementation is still dependent on other parts of the 2014 budget deal.

— Samantha Shankman

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Congress isn’t expected to raise taxes as part of any 2014 budget deal, but it might hike some “user fees” the federal government charges businesses and individuals.

A likely possibility: An increase in a passenger security fee that industry lobbyists warn could add to the price of plane tickets.

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