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… The Kentucky Republican said in an interview that he plans to refile legislation that would drastically scale back the Transportation Security Administration’s reach by privatizing security screening operations at airports and creating a series of passenger protections.

“I think we are going to,” Paul said when asked if he would take another crack at the oft-criticized agency. “We have two different bills, one to privatize the TSA and then we have another one which is a passenger bill of rights.”

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Photo Credit: U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) at a desk in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 23, 2012. The day before Paul was stopped at an airport and delayed multiple passengers while he refused a secondary screening. Jonathan Ernst / Reuters