University protesters could face flight bans and funding losses under new GOP bills

Two Senate bills aimed at university protests could see participants end up on a no-fly list and universities lose federal funding if they do not promptly remove encampments.

On Tuesday, Sens. Roger Marshall (R-KS) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced the No Flights for Terrorists Act, and on Thursday, Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH) introduced the Encampments or Endowments Ac; both bills came in response to pro-Palestinian protests that have spread to college campuses across the country.

The No Flights for Terrorists Act would place people who “encouraged crimes of violence against Jewish persons,” supported terrorist groups, or have a discipline record from a college or university for similar conduct on a no-fly list. The Transportation Security Administration’s no-fly list is the same one that includes terrorist suspects, and it is a part of the terrorist
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