H. R. 237
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
July 22, 2015
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations
To authorize the revocation or denial of passports and passport cards to individuals affiliated with foreign terrorist organizations, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
FTO Passport Revocation Act of 2015.
Revocation or denial of passports to individuals affiliated with foreign terrorist organizations
The Act entitled
An Act to regulate the issue and validity of passports, and for other purposes, approved July 3, 1926 (22 U.S.C. 211a et seq.), commonly known as the
Passport Act of 1926, is amended by adding at the end the following:
Authority to deny or revoke passport
Except as provided under subsection (b), the Secretary of State may refuse to issue a passport to any individual whom the Secretary has determined has aided, assisted, abetted, or otherwise helped an organization the Secretary has designated as a foreign terrorist organization pursuant to section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1189).
The Secretary of State may revoke a passport previously issued to any individual described in paragraph (1).
If the Secretary of State refuses to issue or revokes a passport pursuant to subsection (a), the Secretary shall, not later than 30 days after such refusal or revocation, submit to the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate a report on such refusal or revocation, as the case may be.
The report submitted under paragraph (1) may be submitted in classified or unclassified form.
Passed the House of Representatives July 21, 2015.
Karen L. Haas,