H.R.1297 – Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Technical Corrections Act of 2017

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Week ending March 17, 2017

H.R.1297 – Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Technical Corrections Act of 2017


The bill would amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make technical corrections to the requirement that the Secretary of Homeland Security submit quadrennial homeland security reviews, and for other purposes.

The Secretary shall retain and, upon request, provide to Congress the following documentation regarding each quadrennial homeland security review:

“(A) Records regarding the consultation carried out the pursuant to subsection (a)(3), including all written communications, including communications sent out by the Secretary and feedback submitted to the Secretary through technology, online communications tools, in-person discussions, and the interagency process; and information on how feedback received by the Secretary informed each such quadrennial homeland security review.

“(B) Information regarding the risk assessment required under subsection (c)(2)(B), including the risk model utilized to generate such risk assessment; information, including data used in the risk model, utilized to generate such risk assessment; sources of information, including other risk assessments, utilized to generate such risk assessment; and information on assumptions, weighing factors, and subjective judgments utilized to generate such risk assessment, together with information on the rationale or basis thereof.”;

“(d) Review.—Not later than 90 days after the submission of each report required under subsection (c)(1), the Secretary shall provide to the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate information on the degree to which the findings and recommendations developed in the quadrennial homeland security review that is the subject of such report were integrated into the acquisition strategy and expenditure plans for the Department.”.

 (Full text of H.R. 1297 at congress.gov)

Sponsor:  Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] (Introduced 03/01/2017)

Status: Passed House /



On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 – 0 (Roll no. 181)

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Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

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