Monday, January 12, 2015

HR 48 Introduced – TSDB Review

As I mentioned earlier Rep. Jackson-Lee (D,TX) introduced HR 48, the No Fly for Foreign Fighters Act. This is a simple requirement for Attorney General to review the Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB) to ensure that anyone “who is known or suspected of being a member of a foreign terrorist organization” {§2(a)} is listed on the TSDB. There is, of course, a requirement to report to Congress on the results of the review.

This bill would certainly have a high probability of passing if it made its way to the floor of the House. It will be interesting to see how well Rep. Jackson-Lee is able work with Republican leadership to move this forward. It might be a good measurement of how well bipartisanship will work in this Congress on non-controversial bills.

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