Westerman Votes for Passage of H.R. 158

December 8, 2015

This week, I voted with my House colleagues for the Visa Waiver Program Improvement & Terrorist Travel Prevention Act. This bill will close gaps in the visa waiver program, which allows individuals from more than 30 countries to visit the U.S. with only a passport. It adds additional layers of protection to stop Islamic radicals that often fight with ISIS from entering America from friendly nations. This is just the latest effort the House has taken to keep Americans safe at home. Living in a free and open society carries certain risks. I am committed to limiting those risks to our security while protecting the personal liberties upon which our nation was founded.