H.R.4581 – Screening and Vetting Passenger Exchange Act of 2017

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Week ending January 12, 2018

H.R.4581 – Screening and Vetting Passenger Exchange Act of 2017


HR 4681 requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop best practices for utilizing advanced passenger information and passenger name record data for counter-terrorism screening and vetting operations.

The Secretary of Homeland Security shall, to the greatest extent practicable make available to certain countries, including visa waiver program countries the best practices; and provide assistance to such countries in implementing such best practices.

(Full text of H.R. 4581 congress.gov)

SponsorRep. Fitzpatrick, Brian K. [R-PA-8] (Introduced 12/07/2017)

Status:  Passed House /



On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 – 1 (Roll no. 4)

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