H.R.4578 – Counter Terrorist Network Act

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H.R.4578 – Counter Terrorist Network Act


HR 4578 authorizes certain counter terrorist networks activities of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

The bill adds to current law the directive to “collaborate with appropriate agencies, including Federal, State, local, tribal, and international entities, to enhance border security through operations such as operations that seek to disrupt and dismantle networks, including foreign terrorist organizations (as such term is described in section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1189)), that pose terrorist or other threats”

(Full text of H.R. 4578 congress.gov)

SponsorRep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34] (Introduced 12/06/2017)

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): 410 – 2 (Roll no. 17)

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Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

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Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.


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