The first bill proposed by freshman Congressman Jim Banks (Indiana’s 3rd) was the Visa Investigation and Social Media Act (VISA) of 2017, which would require visa applicants to turn over their social media accounts for vetting by the Department of Homeland Security, and allocates $60 million dollars to do so. Banks tweeted, “This is a common sense way to increase security and ensure those who wish to harm Americans cannot enter the U.S” even though its clear enough already that social media profiles will only reveal what a shrewd user wants it to. The bill has been referred to the Subcommittee on Intelligence, where it currently sits.

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