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"At the very end of February before sequestration kicked in on March 1, they spend $50 million on new uniforms. $50 million," says Rep. Blackburn. "If you're in the U.S. Marines, you have a lifetime uniform allowance of $400. You know what the TSA uniform allowance turns out to be? $466 per year. Now, certainly TSA could wear their uniforms a 2nd year."
While not addressing the issue of new uniforms, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano did address the traveling public.
"We are already seeing the effects at some of the ports of entry," says Napolitano. "The big airports for example, some of them had very long lines this weekend."
The Secretary says over 1000 TSA positions will go unfilled because of the budget cuts. We want to hear from you too. If you know about waste, submit your ideas for WASTE WATCH stories at Fox17.com under WASTE WATCH.
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Body found in Percy Priest Lake
May 25, 2013 20:14 GMT
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say a body has been found in Percy Priest Lake in Middle Tennessee.
WSMV-TV (http://bit.ly/16gYKys) reports officials with Metro Police, the Office of Emergency Management and Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency were at the scene Saturday at Hole In The Wall Island. The body was reported to authorities about 11 a.m.
TWRA officials say they believe the deceased man is a boater who disappeared in the lake two weeks ago.
Police said the agencies coordinated with each other to get a boat in the water and recover the body.
Information from: WSMV-TV, http://www.wsmv.com/
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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