July 26, 2017

Rep. Correa Votes To Pass Bipartisan Bills To Help Veterans

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Correa joined his Republican and Democrat colleagues to pass six bipartisan bills our of committee.

Rep. Correa stated, “My amendments will allow us to better protect our borders while safeguarding the privacy of travelers and citizens.”

Rep. Correa introduced and passed two amendments:

The first amendment seeks to protect the privacy of international students restricting CBP’s accesses to the DHS’ database of international students enrolled in at U.S. academic institutions to inspections at ports of entry only.

The second amendment seeks to improve social media vetting procedures used for new visa applicants by creating better information sharing procedures between government departments and agencies.

The Homeland Security Committee also approved the following six bills:

H.R. 2626, To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and the Immigration and Nationality Act to improve visa security, visa applicant vetting, and for other purposes. The “Strong Visa Integrity Secures America Act”.

H.R. 2805, To permanently authorize the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Card Program.

H.R. 3202, To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit a report on Cyber Vulnerability Disclosures, and for other purposes. The “Cyber Vulnerability Disclosure Reporting Act”.

H.R. 3284, To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish a Joint Counterterrorism Awareness Workshop Series. The “Joint Counterterrorism Awareness Workshop Series Act of 2017”.

H.R. 3328, To require a study regarding security measures and equipment at Cuba’s airports, require the standardization of Federal Air Marshal Service agreements, require efforts to raise international aviation security standards, and for other purposes. The “Cuban Airport Security Act of 2017”.

H.R. 3359, To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes. The “Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2017”.

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