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Politico: TSA Administrator Neffenger Won't Work in Trump Admin

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Peter Neffenger (Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 13 Jan 2017 09:00 PM

TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger has decided to resign on Inauguration Day and will not work in President-elect Donald Trump's administration.

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have expressed support for Neffenger to stay onboard, but Politico reports that he plans to leave his post on Jan. 20.

"I would love it if the Trump administration would give him an opportunity to continue to implement the changes that he has been making," Democratic Rep. Kathleen Rice said recently, Politico notes. "He's really been making some good changes, and they're long-term."

Neffenger has been in charge of the nation's airport security service for less than two years. He took over the TSA in 2015 after undercover investigators were able to smuggle dozens of fake bombs and weapons through TSA security checkpoints at U.S. airports.

The TSA has made improvements under Neffenger's direction, but long security lines at some airports last spring and the absence of air marshals on flights between the U.S. and Cuba have angered critics.

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