Transcript for TSA Budget Restraints Are Impacting Wait Times, Missing Flights
at this hour. After a blistering hearing on capitol hill. Already lines so long at America's airports, some passengers have been told now to arrive three hours before their domestic flights. Even the airlines are now complaining on behalf of the passengers. And tonight, the agency also facing new accusations, paying huge bonuses with taxpayer money. Your money. Here's ABC's David Kerley. Long lines at tsa today, at Newark. This is a nightmare. Reporter: Denver telling passengers to arrive up to three hours early. I have never really been in a line that is this long. Reporter: Thousands are missing flights. Now airlines are asking passengers to tweet pictures under the hash tag "I hate the wait." That's not acceptable. I am so livid. Orter: For the first time, the white house is blaming congress for the long lines. The reason? Tighter security measures and more flyers, but no additional funding for officers. We do not have enough people currently to staff our lanes. Reporter: But tsa was blasted for a $90,000 bonus to one of its top officials, even know the screeners he supervised failed those tests to detect banned weapons. The bonus? Delivered in $10,000 increments, all before the current administrator arrived. Looks like something's being hidden. I don't think it's right, and I stopped that practice. Reporter: And here's the bad news. The busy summer travel season hasn't even started, when a record number of passengers are expected to get in line. David? All right, David Kerley with
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