TSA Adds Document Checking to List of Duties

Administration, Congress push to expand responsibility

Transportation security officers began checking travel documents at "a number of security checkpoints" at John F. Kennedy International Airport in late June.

TSA employees also have taken on document checking responsibilities at smaller airports around the country. The agency now performs the checks at more than 200 small airports.

This story originally appeared in CQ Homeland Security.

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