TSA Chief Grilled on Capitol Hill

TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger told members of Congress the agency's recent changes, including new screeners, are shortening airport security lines.
1:44 | 05/26/16

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To the tsa chief on capitol hill facing tough questions about those long airport lines and details the changes the agency is already making and David Kerley has the latest from Regan national airport. Good morning, David. Reporter: Good morning, George. This morning as airports and American pharoah airlines on the hill, 70,000 passengers have missed flights because of long lines. They follow the top man from the tsa who is in the hot seat. Those long lines leading to pointed questions from congress still being asked this morning. Administrator, the American people are angry and frustrated as we head into the busiest travel season of the year, starting this memorial day weekend. Asking passengers to arrive three hours before a domestic departure is unacceptable. Reporter: The tsa administrator says the lines, missed flights, can be traced back to more of us flying, new security measures and not enough screeners. 768 we're hiring should be on board by June 15th. Reporter: And other changes, he says, are shortening the lines. We're already seeing a dramatic improvement. Reporter: After two hours in front of members of congress the tsa administrator didn't want to stop when I asked. A couple of words, admiral or not? Neffenger received praise from delta air lines for green-lighting this conveyer belt cutting red tape. Passengers walk up to an open slot, put their belongings in a bin and push it on to a separate belt. No waiting for the person in front of you to empty their pockets. Bags continue to flow through so the line never stops. Reporter: Tsa says if that system works in Atlanta they'll roll it out across the country as quickly as possible. George, sign me up for that one. Looks pretty slick. Thanks very much.

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