Published: Oct 21, 2010 3:21 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 21, 2010 12:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Congress told the Federal Aviation Administration to come up with a pilot's license that featured the pilot's photo and could contain biometric information like fingerprints or iris scans.

Six years after a law mandating those security measures, pilot's licenses still lack them.

A Florida congressman, Republican John Mica, is asking the heads of the FAA and other agencies to explain why they haven't complied with the law.

An FAA spokeswoman, Sasha Johnson, says licenses issued now have the capability to hold biometric information.

The FAA requires pilots to carry a government photo ID in addition to their pilot's licenses but hasn't required a photo on the pilot's license itself.