By Ian Swanson - 12/28/09 07:41 PM EST
The failed attempt to bomb a Northwest flight from Amsterdam to Detroit is expected to give momentum to those arguing for high-tech scanning systems that might have detected the explosives the alleged Detroit bomber hid in his underwear.
In June, the House approved an amendment sponsored by Rep. Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzCongress steamrolls Obama's veto 78 lawmakers vote to sustain Obama veto Congress votes to override Obama for first time MORE (R-Utah) that would prohibit the Transportation Security Administration from using Whole Body-Imaging machines for primary screening at airports. The amendment was approved in a 310-118 vote, with 191 Democrats and 119 Republicans voting for it. (Both House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and Minority Leader John BoehnerJohn Boehner3 ways the next president can succeed on immigration reform Republican Study Committee elders back Harris for chairman Dems to GOP: Help us fix ObamaCare MORE, R-Ohio voted aye.)