Tags: congress | tsa | knives | planes

In Clear Message to TSA, Lawmakers Say 'No Knives on Planes'

Image: In Clear Message to TSA, Lawmakers Say 'No Knives on Planes' Employees for U.S. airlines hold banners and placards on April 1 while picketing at Los Angeles International Airport's departure level demanding that small knives be kept out of their cabins.

Thursday, 23 May 2013 11:27 AM

By Dan Weil

Opposition is mounting to the Transportation Security Administration proposal to allow passengers to carry small knives onto planes.

A bipartisan group of 145 House members has sent a letter to the agency urging it to jettison the plan, The Hill reports. The TSA already had decided to postpone the proposal after protests arose.

"We commend the TSA decision last month to delay the implementation of changes to the prohibited items list announced on March 5, 2013," the congressmen wrote.

"We understand that you have asked the Aviation Security Advisory Committee to review the proposed changes to the prohibited items list and provide recommendations. We agree that TSA should seek comments from all stakeholders prior to making such a sweeping change."

But the House members concluded, "We urge you to keep the rule simple: no knives on planes."

In the Senate, meanwhile, Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York joined with fellow Democrats Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez of New Jersey to introduce a bill that would force the TSA to outlaw knives on planes.

"The TSA's dangerous new policy will put passengers, flight attendants, and pilots at risk, and we must reverse it to make sure our airplanes are secure," Schumer said in a statement. "Knives should continue to be kept off passenger planes and this legislation will make sure of that, once and for all."

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Japan Outraged as Video Purportedly Shows Hostage Beheaded

Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 23:05 PM

 . . .

Gov. Scott Walker Tops Iowa Poll After Freedom Summit Speech

Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 22:42 PM

A Des Moines Register poll shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at the top of the pack of potential 2016 GOP nominees ahead . . .

Rep. Peter King's Terror Plan: 'Find Them and Kill Them'

Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 20:35 PM

The beheading of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto is a further wake-up call to the world and to America that we're not de . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved