Category Archives: National Security

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 […]

H.R.1309 – TSA Administrator Modernization Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 17, 2017 H.R.1309 – TSA Administrator Modernization Act of 2017 Brief – The bill intends to streamline the office and term of the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration. The bill is largely technical changes  but replaces in some circumstances the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration with the Director […]

H.R.1302 – Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 17, 2017 H.R.1302 – Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2017 Brief – The bill would, “In addition to, or as part of exercise programs currently carried out by the Department of Homeland Security, to enhance domestic preparedness for and collective response to terrorism, promote the dissemination of […]

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

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 17, 2017 H.R.1297 – Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Technical Corrections Act of 2017 Brief – 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 […]

H.R.1294 – Reducing DHS Acquisition Cost Growth Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 17, 2017 H.R.1294 – Reducing DHS Acquisition Cost Growth Act Brief – The bill aims to “…To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide for congressional notification regarding major acquisition program breaches, and for other purposes.” If a breach occurs in a major acquisition program, the program manager […]