Category Archives: National Security

H.R.4555 – DHS Interagency Counterterrorism Task Force Act of 20

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 12, 2018 H.R.4555 – DHS Interagency Counterterrorism Task Force Act of 2017 Brief – HR 4455 authorizes the participation in overseas interagency counterterrorism task forces of personnel of the Department of Homeland Security. To that end The Secretary is authorized to assign Department personnel to participate in overseas interagency counterterrorism […]

H.R.3202 – Cyber Vulnerability Disclosure Reporting Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 12, 2018 H.R.3202 – Cyber Vulnerability Disclosure Reporting Act Brief – Under HR 3202 the Secretary of Homeland Security is directed to provide a report to the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate containing a […]

H.R.1486 – Securing American Non-Profit Organizations Against Terrorism Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending January 12, 2018 H.R.1486 – Securing American Non-Profit Organizations Against Terrorism Act of 2017  Brief – HR 1486 amends current law to establish a Non-Profit Security Grant Program to make grants to nonprofit organizations determined to be at risk of a terrorist attack. The grants may be used for the acquisition […]

H.R.4324 – Strengthening Oversight of Iran’s Access to Finance Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 15, 2017 H.R.4324 – Strengthening Oversight of Iran’s Access to Finance Act   Brief – Under HR 4324 amends current law to direct Treasury to certify whether or not sanctions can be applied to financial transactions needed to export aircraft to Iran. Under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), informally […]

H.R.3359 – Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 15, 2017 H.R.3359 – Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2017   Brief – HR 3559 amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the Department of Homeland Security which will replace the National Protection and Programs Directorate. The term ‘critical infrastructure […]

H.R.2706 – Financial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 15, 2017 H.R.2706 – Financial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2017   Brief – Under HR 2706 An appropriate Federal banking agency may not formally or informally request or order a depository institution to terminate a specific customer account or group of customer accounts or to otherwise restrict or discourage a […]

H.R.3731 – Secret Service Recruitment and Retention Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending December 8, 2017 H.R.3731 – Secret Service Recruitment and Retention Act of 2017 Brief – HR 3731 provides overtime pay for employees of the United States Secret Service protective services through 2018. Not later than January 30, 2018, and January 30, 2019, the Director of the Secret Service shall submit to […]

HR2810 Defense Authorization (Conference Report)

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 17, 2017 HR2810 Defense Authorization (Conference Report) Brief – The Conference Report would authorize funding for the Department of Defense and other related agencies, programs, and operations for Fiscal Year 2018. It authorizes approximately $634.2 billion in base budget authority ($605.5 billion for the Department of Defense (DOD), $20.6 billion […]

H.R.3279 – Helium Extraction Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 3, 2017 H.R.3279 – Helium Extraction Act of 2017 Brief – The purpose of H.R. 3279 is to amend the Mineral Leasing Act to provide that the extraction of helium from gas produced under a Federal mineral lease shall maintain the lease as if the helium were oil and gas. […]

H.R.425 – FTO Passport Revocation Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending November 3, 2017 H.R.425 – FTO Passport Revocation Act of 2017 Brief – HR 425 authorizes the revocation or denial of passports to individuals affiliated with foreign terrorist organizations. The Secretary of State shall refuse to issue a passport to any individual whom the Secretary has determined— “(A) is a member […]