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Really?: TSA Ordered $50 Million in New Uniforms Right Before Sequester Kicked In

New reports surfaced today that just two days before the sequester took effect, the TSA ordered $50 million worth of new uniforms! This as the Department of Homeland Security issued dire warnings that there may be very long wait times at airports because they were going to have to layoff agents.

Each of the TSA's 50,000 agents will get a closet full of new clothes, including:

  • 3 long sleeve shirts
  • 3 short sleeve shirts
  • 2 pairs of trousers
  • 2 ties
  • A belt
  • A sweater
  • A jacket
  • Socks

The TSA has issued a statement, saying, “Fifty million dollars represents the contract’s maximum value, not the amount expended. Without the contract bridge, TSA would not have been able to procure additional uniforms.”

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