Democrat wants to bring back aviation safety committee

Thompson said recent terror plots involving airlines show the need for the committee.

“The plot to ship explosives via passenger and cargo aircraft originating from Yemen last year made it clear that the threat to aviation continues to be very real and of an evolving nature," he said in a written statement. "This legislation ensures that TSA is hearing from all those involved in aviation security in order to foster more cooperation and better policies.”

The bill, H.R. 1447, is titled the "Aviation Security Stakeholder Participation Act of 2011.”