US House votes to revoke passports of Americans linked to terror groups

Passed by a voice vote Tuesday after a 15-minute debate, the bill aims to block the movement of “lone wolves” trained in Syria by the Islamic State group for attacks in the United States. It authorizes the US secretary of state to revoke the US passport — but not the nationality — of any American determined to have “aided, assisted, abetted, or otherwise helped” a designated foreign terrorist organization. Likewise, the US passport can be denied under the bill to any American that falls into that category.

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