Congress considers bill to force TSA to donate spare change

Spare change would benefit United Service Organizations

Published On: Mar 13 2012 06:04:30 AM EDT   Updated On: Mar 13 2012 06:19:29 AM EDT

A bill that would require the Transportation Security Administration to donate money left behind at airport security checkpoints by airline passengers to benefit military members is making its way through Congress.

House Transportation Security Subcommittee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) said, "It would be a positive change to see that money spent each year on providing a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere at airports for our dedicated men and women of the Armed Services."

Rodgers added that the spare change bill would mark "the second time a bill in this Congress…would improve the nation's airports to better accommodate and support our military personnel."