House panel OKs stripping passports from US terrorists

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The House Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday unanimously approved three bills designed to aid the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, including one that would allow the State Department to revoke the passports of U.S. citizens who join the group or any other terrorist organization.

"These Benedict Arnold traitors joining the ranks of foreign terrorist armies should not be allowed to come back to America unless they come back in handcuffs," said Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, sponsor of the bipartisan measure.

"We must stop these killers from coming back to the United States to do harm to Americans."

The bipartisan legislation aims to stem the flow of Americans to the Islamic State and make it harder for them to return home to commit terror attacks.