Houston airport closes TSA security checkpoint due to shortage of workers

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 10:27 AM PT — Monday, January 14, 2018

The George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston recently closed down one of its TSA checkpoints due to the ongoing government shutdown.

In a tweet Sunday, the airport confirmed the security checkpoint at Terminal B was set to be closed, and passengers were to be routed to another terminal.

They advised travelers to give themselves extra time to get through security, and suggested they check the airport’s website for wait times.

A spokesperson said the move is in response to staffing issues as there are not enough agents to operate security checkpoint screenings.

TSA workers are among the 420,000 federal employees deemed essential, who are working without pay.

Passengers wait in line at a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint at the Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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