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Fitzpatrick’s amped-up travel screening, vetting bill passes House

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick’s (R-PA) bipartisan bill to keep American travelers safer overwhelmingly passed the House of Representatives on Jan. 9 by a vote of 415-1. The measure is Fitzpatrick’s fourth to be approved by the House during the 115th Congress.

The Screening and Vetting Passenger Exchange Act of 2017, H.R. 4581, calls on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary to establish best practices for using certain passenger data and to share those practices with nations such as those participating in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP).

Congressman Fitzpatrick-Authored Drug Enforcement Bill Moves To Senate

A bill authored by local Republican Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick and Democratic Congresswoman Niki Tsongas passed the House of Representatives Tuesday.

The International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by Detecting Incoming Contraband with Technology (INTERDICT) Act [H.R. 2142] was approved by a bipartisan 412-3 vote and will now move to the Senate.

Fitzpatrick Counter-Terror Task Force Focuses on Terrorist Movement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) joined the members of the Homeland Security Committee’s Task Force on Denying Terrorists Entry into the United States Thursday for a hearing examining the current terror threat landscape, how the movement of terrorists out of the conflict zone will affect the security of the homeland, and what additional measures the U.S. can take to mitigate the threat.

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