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Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 4403, the Enhancing Overseas Traveler Vetting Act:

“The risk of terrorism is rising. Almost every day now we hear of a new attack whether it’s far abroad, against our allies in Europe, or even here at home. We need to take the threat of terrorism seriously, and that starts with finding the terrorists from abroad who want to attack us and keeping them out. Representative Will Hurd’s (TX-23) bill will strengthen our defenses by enabling the development of new software to screen travelers and identify those who are on law enforcement databases or terrorist watch lists. Once developed, we can share this software with our allies so they are better protected from terrorist attacks and can help stop terrorists from traveling to our homeland. With this legislation, fewer would-be attackers will slip through the cracks, and the world will be that much safer.”