Legislation would force disclosures about terror watchlist

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has adopted a proposal from Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar to force President Donald Trump’s administration to disclose details about how it shares a watchlist of “known or suspected terrorists” with foreign countries.

The amendment to the Intelligence Authorization Act was adopted Tuesday night by a voice vote. The bill will receive a final vote later this week.

The watchlist has been subject to lawsuits challenging its constitutionality. Critics say innocent Muslims end up on it with no recourse for clearing their names.

Omar has expressed concerns that countries with poor human-rights records such as Saudi Arabia and China receive the list. Omar is one of four Democratic freshmen congress members whom Trump has told to “go back” to their home countries, even though all are U.S. citizens.

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