A Senate panel voted Wednesday to lift a nationwide travel ban for children ages 10 to 17.
The Senate’s version of the measure, sponsored by Republican Sens.
Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Mike Lee of Utah, would lift the ban for people traveling to and from the United States from Jan. 26 to Feb. 2.
The measure was approved unanimously by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Graham said it was important for the country to “continue to focus on the security of our citizens.”
The travel ban was imposed after the November 2016 terrorist attacks in Paris and Washington, D.C.
The U.S. government had already lifted the ban on the younger group from January 21 to Feb 10, when it took effect.
Graham and Lee’s bill also would lift a ban on people traveling from countries that had a higher than average number of confirmed terrorist attacks.