PROVO — U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz addressed a full room of Utah County Republican Women members on Monday at the Provo City Library.
Chaffetz, R-Utah, said of his visit that it’s part of his responsibility as a congressman to answer the public’s questions.
“And it’s a great venue,” he added.
Chaffetz talked of the important role the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, of which he is chairman, holds as a watchdog to the executive branch.
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Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, says he's personally seen security lines so long at Salt Lake City International Airport recently that people offered "upwards of $50 to other passengers" to move ahead in line and not miss their flights.
After complaining to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) about those lines, Chaffetz says he was told Tuesday that TSA plans to add as many as 20 full-time equivalent employees there to handle traffic that has increased by 11 percent this year.
"I applaud the decision," Chaffetz said after he and state Rep. Curt Oda, R-Clearfield, met with Ron Malin, TSA federal security director for Utah.
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