H.R.2470 – Homeland Threat Assessment Act

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H.R.2470 – Homeland Threat Assessment Act


HR2470 requires an annual homeland threat assessment.

To that end ‘Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this section and for each of the next five fiscal years (beginning in the fiscal year that begins after the date of the enactment of this section) the Secretary, acting through the Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, and using departmental information, including component information, and information provided through State and major urban area fusion centers, shall conduct an assessment of the terrorist threat to the homeland.’

The assessment must include Empirical data assessing terrorist activities and incidents over time in the United States, including terrorist activities and incidents planned or supported by persons outside of the United States targeting the homeland; an evaluation of current terrorist tactics, as well as ongoing and possible future changes in terrorist tactics; an assessment of criminal activity encountered or observed by officers or employees of components in the field which is suspected of financing terrorist activity; detailed information on all individuals denied entry to or removed from the United States as a result of material support provided to a foreign terrorist organization (as such term is used in section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1189)); the efficacy and spread of foreign terrorist organization propaganda, messaging, or recruitment; an assessment of threats, including cyber threats, to the homeland, including to critical infrastructure and Federal civilian networks; an assessment of current and potential terrorism and criminal threats posed by individuals and organized groups seeking to unlawfully enter the United States; and an assessment of threats to the transportation sector, including surface and aviation transportation systems.

 (Full text of H.R. 2470 congress.gov)

Sponsor:  Rep. Rogers, Mike D. [R-AL-3] (Introduced 05/16/2017)



On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.

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