About the bill
H.R. 4581 directs the DHS Secretary to develop best practices for utilizing Advance Passenger Information (API) and Passenger Name Record (PNR) data for counterterrorism screening and vetting operations, and to make such practices available to certain foreign partners.
Advance passenger information (API), or biographic information about a traveler, and passenger name record (PNR) data, or data about a traveler’s reservation and itinerary, are valuable tools used for screening and vetting potential criminals and terrorists. DHS, especially CBP and TSA, utilize these data sets to confirm the identities and ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Sep 4, 2018
Length: 4 pages
115th Congress, 2017–2019
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on January 9, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.
What legislators are saying
“Fitzpatricks amped-up travel screening, vetting bill passes House”
— Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA1] (Sponsor) on Jan 12, 2018
“THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - Marianas Daughter now Colonel”
— Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP0] on Jan 12, 2018
H.R. 4581 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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