TSA response to media reports on budget proposal

Joint Press Release
Friday, August 3, 2018

For Immediate Release 
Public Affairs 
Contact: 571-227-2829 

WASHINGTON – TSA’s top priority is to protect the nation’s transportation system. When securing the homeland, managing operations, assessing risks, measuring security effectiveness, and analyzing efficiencies is a routine and critical part of the process. TSA’s budget request for FY2020 is still in development and reports of proposed TSA budget numbers are part of pre-decisional budget deliberations that are commonplace across federal agencies. No decisions have been made. Any assertions to the contrary simply aren’t true. TSA is committed to discussing possible ways to be more efficient in the best interest of taxpayers and the American people, and in the carrying out of its core security mission.