Rep. Peter King
The proposal had drawn fierce opposition from lawmakers, airlines and others who said it would place passengers and crews at risk.
“I’m certainly not going to hold the good people of Oklahoma hostage because they may have some hypocrites in their delegation.”
A federal agency is under fire from politicians on both sides of the aisle. President Barack Obama says he will not tolerate the Internal Revenue Service being used for political purposes.
Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev are charged with conspiring to obstruct justice, according to court documents. A third man, Robel Phillipos, is charged with making false statements to federal investigators.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended the FBI’s handling of a Russian intelligence tip about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the deceased suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.
Long Island Rep. Peter King, a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, said such information “definitely would have caused the investigation to go further.”
Officials have said the transportation sector, including U.S. railways, remain attractive targets for al-Qaeda.
If convicted, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face the death penalty or life in prison.
Some members of Congress – including U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) said the federal government should declare Dzhokhar Tsarnaev an enemy combatant.
One of the explosive devices used in bombing of the Boston Marathon appeared to have been placed in a metal pressure cooker packed with nails and ball bearings, CBS News reported Tuesday.
Last week, the TSA released new guidelines that will allow travelers to bring small knives, souvenir baseball bats, golf clubs, hockey sticks and other sports gear on planes.
U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) was appalled by the revelation that an undercover inspector with a bomb in his pants got through two checkpoints at Newark-Liberty International Airport and was cleared to get on a plane.
Moving slowly in a blue prison jumpsuit and shackles, with his thinning hair and greying beard, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith looked markedly different Friday than he did in a video released the day after the 9/11 attacks.
A law enforcement source told CBS News that Abu Ghaith is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on a sealed indictment in New York City.
Rep. King, 68, will be lacing up his boxing gloves for a two-round exhibition bout against New York state light heavyweight kickboxing champion, “Irish” John Foley, at a pub in Wantagh, N.Y.