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Ryan-Murray budget deal hikes 'air travel security tax' by 124 percent...

Ryan-Murray budget deal hikes 'air travel security tax' by 124 percent...

(THE DAILY CALLER) The newly-released budget deal between Democratic Sen. Patty Murray and Republican Rep. Paul Ryan will hike the aviation security fee paid by air travelers by 124 percent, if passed.

Murray and Ryan settled on an agreement that would hit air travelers with a fee of $5.60 per one-way flight — or $11.20 for a round-trip excursion.

That’s 60 cents higher than the $5.00 fee the Department of Homeland Security requested, and represents a huge jump up from the current $2.50 minimum security fee.

Ryan had reportedly backed a $5.00 maximum fee during the budget negotiations. Read more...

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