Air travelers would need to pay extra security fee and tax if Congress approved President's Obama budget plan, according to Reuters.
Obama wanted airlines and passengers to pick up more of the costs of air travel and airport improvements, Reuters reported. He stated in the proposal the new plan could help reduce the deficit and cover security costs, according to USA Today. The new proposal was estimated to bring $7.4 billion in 10 years, according to Reuters. The money would fund the Federal Aviation Administration's air-traffic control system, USA Today reported, and also help to reduce the deficit.
President Obama had proposed budget plan to the Congress several times but they were all rejected, USA Today said. The industry group Airlines for America told USA Today their rejection of the new budget plan, saying that the government should not encourage economic and business development by discouraging flying.