Bennie Thompson files bill to close flight school identification loophole

A Democratic member of the House Homeland Security Committee said Thursday that he was filing a bill to close a loophole in flight training lawmakers said this week could allow potential terrorists to train in the U.S.

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) said his measure would fix a loophole that a recent Government Accountability Office report said could allow foreign flight students to be cleared for flying lessons earlier than they would be cleared to fly commercially on U.S. airlines by requiring the Transportation Security to check flight students against the national “No Fly” list.

The Hill
7/19/12