H.R. 1955 (110th): Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007

Apr 19, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Passed House)
Jane Harman
Representative for California's 36th congressional district
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Oct 24, 2007
22 pages
Related Bills
S. 1959 (Related)
Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Aug 02, 2007


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on October 23, 2007 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Apr 19, 2007
Referred to Committee Apr 19, 2007
Reported by Committee Aug 01, 2007
Passed House Oct 23, 2007
Full Title

To prevent homegrown terrorism, and for other purposes.


No summaries available.

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Oct 23, 2007 5:06 p.m.
Passed 404/6

14 cosponsors (10D, 4R) (show)

House Homeland Security

Counterterrorism and Intelligence

House Judiciary

Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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10/23/2007--Passed House amended.
Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007 - Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to add a new section concerning the prevention of violent radicalization (an extremist belief system for facilitating ideologically based violence to advance political, religious, or social change) and homegrown terrorism (violence by a group or individual within the United States to coerce the U.S. government, the civilian population, or a segment thereof in furtherance of political or social objectives).
Establishes within the legislative branch the National Commission on the Prevention of Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism to:
(1) examine and report on facts and causes of violent radicalization, homegrown terrorism, and ideologically based violence in the United States; and
(2) build upon, bring together, and avoid unnecessary duplication of related work done by other entities toward such goal.
(1) interim reports and a final report from the Commission to the President and Congress on its findings and recommendations;
(2) the public availability of such reports; and
(3) Commission termination 30 days after its final report.
Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish or designate a university-based Center of Excellence for the Study of Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism in the United States to assist federal, state, local, and tribal homeland security officials, through training, education, and research, in preventing violent radicalization and homegrown terrorism in the United States. Requires the Secretary to:
(1) conduct a survey of methodologies implemented by foreign nations to prevent violent radicalization and homegrown terrorism; and
(2) report to Congress on lessons learned from survey results.
Prohibits Department of Homeland Security (DHS) efforts to prevent ideologically based violence and homegrown terrorism from violating the constitutional and civil rights or civil liberties of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents.
Directs the:
(1) Secretary to ensure that activities and operations are in compliance with DHS's commitment to racial neutrality; and
(2) DHS Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Officer to develop and implement an auditing system to ensure that compliance does not violate the constitutional and civil rights or civil liberties of any racial, ethnic, or religious group, and to include audit results in its annual report to Congress.

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