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Referred in Senate (11/02/2017)

1st Session
H. R. 425


November 2, 2017

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations


To authorize the revocation or denial of passports to individuals affiliated with foreign terrorist organizations, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “FTO Passport Revocation Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. 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 new section:

“SEC. 4. Authority to deny or revoke passport.

“(a) Ineligibility.—

“(1) ISSUANCE.—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).

“(2) REVOCATION.—The Secretary of State may revoke a passport previously issued to any individual described in paragraph (1).

“(b) Right of review.—Any individual who, in accordance with this section, is denied issuance of a passport by the Secretary of State, or whose passport is revoked by the Secretary, may request a hearing before the Secretary not later than 60 days after receiving notice of such denial or revocation.

“(c) Report.—

“(1) IN GENERAL.—If the Secretary of State refuses to issue or revokes a passport pursuant to subsection (a), or if, subsequent to a hearing pursuant to subsection (b), the Secretary issues or cancels a revocation of a passport that was the subject of such a hearing, the Secretary shall, not later than 30 days after such refusal or revocation, or such issuance or cancellation, 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, revocation, issuance, or cancellation, as the case may be.

“(2) FORM.—The report submitted under paragraph (1) may be submitted in classified or unclassified form.

“(d) Definition.—In this section, the term ‘passport’ includes a passport card.”.

Passed the House of Representatives November 1, 2017.

    Attest: karen l. haas,   

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