Bob Corker

Not enough debate on marking the passports of sex offenders

To the editor: I think HR 515, also known as the International Megan's Law, had enough significance to have been debated by Congress before being sent to the president, but it was not. ("Do sex offenders deserve a scarlet letter on their passport?," editorial, Feb. 3)

The bill, which would require marking the passports of Americans convicted of a sex offense against a minor, was approved by the House on Monday by voice vote and without discussion or debate about its historic significance. I am told the process used for this vote — suspension of the...