Decided Nov 19, 2001
Bill Sponsorship: the Aviation Security Act
Source: Bill sponsored by 31 Senators and 25 Reps
Establishes the Transportation Security Administration, including:
civil aviation security, and related research and development activities;
day-to-day Federal security screening operations for passenger air transportation and intrastate air transportation;
policies, strategies, and plans for dealing with threats to transportation;
domestic transportation during a national emergency, including aviation, rail, and other surface transportation
management of security information, including notifying airport or airline security officers of the identity of individuals known to pose a risk of air piracy or terrorism or a threat to airline or passenger safety.
H.R. 2951 is the corresponding House bill. Became Public Law No: 107-71.