Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: H.R. 425: FTO Passport Revocation Act of 2017   [open pdf - 85KB]

Alternate Title: Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: H.R. 425: Foreign Terrorist Organization Passport Revocation Act of 2017

"H.R. 425 would authorize the Department of State to deny a passport or revoke an existing one for any U.S. citizen that the department finds has helped a foreign terrorist organization. The department would be required to report to the Congress each time it uses that authority. The department has used broader authorities under current law to deny or revoke passports in such cases; the bill would provide overlapping specific authority. Citizens who have been denied a passport or had one revoked are entitled to an administrative hearing and the department bears the costs associated with such hearings. Those individuals may also choose to pursue legal action. Based on an analysis of information from the department, CBO [Congressional Budget Office] expects that under the bill the number of passports being denied or revoked would not increase significantly. On that basis, CBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost less than $500,000 over the 2018-2022 period, subject to the availability of appropriated funds."

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