The House on Wednesday afternoon defeated a Republican proposal to kill all funding for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the 2014 Department of Homeland Security spending bill.

Rep. Paul Broun (R-Ga.) brought up the idea during amendment debate, and said that by eliminating the bloated and ineffective TSA, taxpayers would immediately save about $5 billion.

Broun said TSA has seen a 400 percent increase in staff since it was established, many of which are based in TSA’s headquarters earning six-figure salaries.