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December 08, 2015

Thompson Statement on Visa Waiver Legislation

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, released the below statement in support of H.R. 158 – the Visa Waiver Program Improvement Act, legislation which passed the House of Representatives today:

“I am pleased that the House was able to come together and pass legislation today to strengthen the Visa Waiver Program. This legislation will strengthen passport requirements, enhance information sharing and visitor screening, and restrict travel by those who have visited certain countries. I am confident that we will continue to work on a bipartisan basis to help strengthen the Visa Waiver Program, prevent terrorist travel, and better secure the homeland.”

Ranking Member Thompson Floor Speech:

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