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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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Haslam's chief deputy Claude Ramsey to retire
June 19, 2013 16:41 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam says chief deputy Claude Ramsey is retiring at the end of August to spend more time with his family in Chattanooga.
The Republican governor said in a news release on Wednesday that the 70-year-old Ramsey has been integral to his administration on key initiatives that include civil service reform, economic development efforts, workforce development training and improved operation of state government.
Ramsey was elected to the General Assembly in 1972 where he served four years in the House. He was Hamilton County's mayor for 16 years.
His last day on the job is August 31.
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