Current law already requires aliens receiving training on these planes to undergo a waiting period, and to submit their personal information to the Department of Homeland Security. Thompson's bill says that everyone — not just aliens — would have to wait for training until after DHS confirms that it has checked their name against the terrorist watchlist, "to ascertain if the individual is a threat to aviation."

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DHS would also have to find that the person is "a non-threat to aviation."

The bill, H.R. 6159, is co-sponsored by three other members of the Congressional Black Caucus: Reps. Danny Davis (D-Ill.), Sheila Jackson LeeSheila Jackson LeeGOP senator says wife received video of beheading after Kavanaugh vote Former Dem aide makes first court appearance on charges of posting GOP senators' info online Ex-House intern charged with 'doxing' GOP senators during Kavanaugh hearing MORE (D-Texas), and Cedric Richmond (D-La.).