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  • Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015

    by Representative Leonard Lance

    Posted on 2015-12-08

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    LANCE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act, which will strengthen the Visa Waiver Program in order to help prevent foreign terrorists from entering the United States.



    This legislation comes at a critical time. The heinous acts of terror and mass murder perpetrated in Paris and San Bernardino demonstrate the alarming strength and reach of ISIS and its allies.

    {time} 1615 This threat is certainly not contained, and our fight against radical jihadists at home and abroad must be the Nation's most pressing issue.

    Passing H.R. 158 will close a dangerous loophole that we know terrorists will exploit to carry out acts of terror here in the United States. Terrorists such as the September the 11th so-called 20th hijacker, Zacarias Moussaoui, and the shoe bomber, Richard Reid, both used a Visa Waiver Program to enter the United States.

    We must be ever vigilant in the face of these great threats. I urge a ``yes'' vote on H.R. 158.

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