Gov. Larry Hogan plans a visit to BWI Airport for a tour of TSA security checkpoints

Posted at 7:06 AM, Jan 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-24 07:06:51-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Governor Larry Hogan will visit BWI Airport Thursday, where he’s expected to take a tour of TSA security checkpoints.

Maryland is one of the states most affected by the shutdown. It's home to people who work in Washington as well as a host of federal agencies and installations.

Last weekend, BWI had to close checkpoint "A" because of call-outs. Airport officials released a statement saying it did not impact travelers.

According to a statement released by the association of flight attendants, they have a growing concern for the safety and security of their members, airlines and the traveling public due to the government shutdown.

BWI Airport is pitching in to help the hundreds of TSA employees working without pay. For the past few days organizers have been collecting food donations to try to help.

Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh and several county executives are calling for the president and leaders in Washington end the government shutdown.

County leaders are also trying to figure out how to use their own resources outside of federal programs to help those in need