Category Archives: National Security

H.R.2281 – Border Enforcement Security Task Force Reauthorization Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 19, 2017 H.R.2281 – Border Enforcement Security Task Force Reauthorization Act of 2017  Brief – The bill reauthorizes the Border Enforcement Security Task Force program (BEST) within the Department of Homeland Security. BEST was created to establish units to enhance border security by addressing and reducing border security threats and […]

H.R.2213 – Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 19, 2017 H.R.2213 – Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017  Brief – The bill concerns itself with hiring border enforcement personnel to specify allowing the hiring of officers. As such; In the case of a current full-time law enforcement officer employed by a State of local law enforcement agency if […]

H.R.2169 – Improving Fusion Centers’ Access to Information Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 19, 2017 H.R.2169 – Improving Fusion Centers’ Access to Information Act Brief – The bill aims to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to enhance information sharing in the Department of Homeland Security State, Local, and Regional Fusion Center Initiative, and for other purposes. The Homeland Security Act of […]

H.R.1616 – Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending May 19, 2017 H.R.1616 – Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017 Brief – The bill aims to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the National Computer Forensics Institute, and for other purposes. There is to be created in the Department a National Computer Forensics […]

H.R.1372 – Homeland Security for Children Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending April 28, 2017 H.R.1372 – Homeland Security for Children Act Brief – The bill states its intentions “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to ensure that the needs of children are considered in homeland security planning, and for other purposes.” Under the bill the responsibilities of the Under Secretary […]

H.R.876 – Aviation Employee Screening and Security Enhancement Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending April 28, 2017 H.R.876 – Aviation Employee Screening and Security Enhancement Act of 2017 Brief – The bill aims “To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to reform programs of the Transportation Security Administration, and for other purposes.” To that end “Not later than 180 days after the date of […]

H.Res.92 – Condemning North Korea’s development of multiple intercontinental ballistic missiles, and for other purposes.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending April 5, 2017 H.Res.92 – Condemning North Korea’s development of multiple intercontinental ballistic missiles, and for other purposes. Brief – RESOLUTION   Condemning North Korea’s development of multiple intercontinental ballistic missiles, and for other purposes.     Whereas the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), also known as North Korea, possesses a […]

H.R.479 – North Korea State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending April 5, 2017 H.R.479 – North Korea State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act of 2017 Brief – Under the bill Congress finds ‘The Government of North Korea was designated a state sponsor of terrorism on January 20, 1988, for repeatedly providing support of acts of international terrorism. However, on October 11, […]

H.R.1365 – Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Innovation Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 17, 2017 H.R.1365 – Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Innovation Act Brief – Title VII of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 341 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new section: The Under Secretary for Management may— “(1) designate an individual within the […]

H.R.1353 – Transparency in Technological Acquisitions Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 17, 2017 H.R.1353 – Transparency in Technological Acquisitions Act of 2017 Brief – Under the bill the Homeland Security Act of 2002 is amended to require certain additional information to be submitted to Congress regarding the strategic 5-year technology investment plan of the Transportation Security Administration. Not later than 90 […]