H. R. 1250
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 28, 2017
Mr. Fleischmann introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security
To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to use the testimonials of former violent extremists or their associates in order to counter terrorist recruitment, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Combating Terrorist Recruitment Act of 2017.
The Secretary of Homeland Security shall incorporate, to the extent practicable, into Department of Homeland Security efforts to combat terrorist recruitment and communications the public testimonials of former violent extremists or their associates, including friends and family. Such efforts may include the following:
Counter-messaging of foreign terrorist organization communications and narratives.
Related community engagement and public education efforts.
The Secretary of Homeland Security shall coordinate the efforts described in subsection (a) with the heads of other Federal departments and agencies, as appropriate, and, to the extent practicable, engage nongovernmental and international partners in the identification and use of testimonials described in such subsection.
Rule of construction
Nothing in this Act may be construed to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to collect testimonials directly from former violent extremists or their associates, including friends and family.