Saturday, August 3, 2013

DC - ACTION ALERT: Rep Smith Amends an Unrelated Bill to Restrict Passports for ALL Registered Sex Offenders

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In March of this year I alerted folks of a New Bill in Congress introduced by Rep. Smith of New Jersey, it was HR 898 "Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2013."

Stated Intent: To authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2014 through 2017 for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, and for other purposes.

Nothing like seeing the "And for other purposes," the governmental catch-all-do-all phrase. While the intent is "Sex Trafficking" the wording is such that it can affect any registered sex offender traveling to other countries, which is why I bring this to everyone's attention.

Well that bill has languished in Congress with no action, in fact only ONE other person would co-sponsor the bill. Apparently that bothered Rep. Smith because now he has pulled a fast one by AMENDING another bill in such a way that the public would not know anything about that amendment until the House approved it. That is exactly what has happened.

1 comment :

nathan rabalais said...

Every year he does this will he ever give up