TSA at Gate B9

There is now a legislative battle over who gets to keep $500,000 worth of loose change that travelers left behind. Apparently, it’s not uncommon for the TSA to collect loose change. In fact, they keep their findings documented, titled: Unclaimed Money at Airports. In total, they collected $531,395.22. Hit the jump to find out how they usually spend it.

According to Huffington Post, “Under current law, the TSA is permitted to simply spend the money on itself… However, a new bill , called The TSA Loose Change Act, which was introduced by Rep. Jeff Miller (R – Fla.) in March and passed the House of Representatives on Tuesday, would instead direct the money towards building rest and recuperation areas at U.S. airports for members of the military.”

Jamaal Fisher
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