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H.R. 1370 (115th): H.R. 1370: Continuing Appropriations Act, Department of Defense Missile Defeat and Defense Enhancements Appropriations Act, CHIP and Public Health Funding Extension Act, 2018


The text of the bill below is as of May 22, 2017 (Reported by House Committee).

Summary of this bill

This bill was the vehicle for passage of legislation to avert a government shutdown. The final legislation included

  • the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018, which funds the government through January 19, 2018
  • funding for a missile defense system
  • funding the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through March 2018 and other health-related programs
  • funding for the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014

It also temporarily repealed rules that would have made automatic cuts in mandatory spending due to the deficit incurred by the recent tax bill.

This bill was originally a bill "to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Secretary of Homeland Security ...


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Union Calendar No. 92

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1370

[Report No. 115–143, Part I]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 6, 2017

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

May 22, 2017

Additional sponsors: Mr. Keating, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Mr. Vela, Mr. Higgins of Louisiana, Mr. Donovan, Mrs. Noem, and Mr. Katko

May 22, 2017

Reported from the Committee on Homeland Security with an amendment

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

May 22, 2017

The Committee on the Judiciary discharged; committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on March 6, 2017


A BILL

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue Department of Homeland Security-wide guidance and develop training programs as part of the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign, and for other purposes.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act of 2017.

2.

Enhanced Department of Homeland Security coordination through the Blue Campaign

(a)

In general

Subtitle C of title IV of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 231 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

434.

Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign

(a)

In general

There is authorized in the Department a campaign to be known as the Blue Campaign. As part of the Blue Campaign, the Secretary shall—

(1)

issue Department-wide guidance to appropriate personnel of the Department;

(2)

develop training programs for such personnel; and

(3)

coordinate departmental efforts, including training for such personnel.

(b)

Guidance and training

The Blue Campaign shall provide guidance and training to appropriate personnel of the Department regarding the following:

(1)

Programs for such personnel, as well as Federal, State, and local law enforcement entities, to help identify instances of human trafficking and potential connections to terrorist activities, including along the borders of the United States.

(2)

Systematic and routine information sharing between and among the components of the Department and the National Network of Fusion Centers regarding individuals suspected or convicted of human trafficking and patterns and practices of human trafficking and potential connections to terrorist activities, including along the borders of the United States.

(3)

Techniques to identify suspected victims of trafficking along the borders of the United States.

(4)

Techniques specifically for Transportation Security Administration personnel to—

(A)

identify suspected victims of trafficking at airport security; and

(B)

serve as a liaison and resource to aviation workers and the traveling public.

(5)

Utilizing resources to educate partners and stakeholders and increase public awareness of human trafficking, such as indicator cards, fact sheets, pamphlets, posters, brochures, and radio and television campaigns.

(6)

Leveraging partnerships with governmental, non-governmental, and private sector organizations at the State and local levels to raise public awareness of human trafficking and potential connections to terrorist activities, including along the borders of the United States.

(7)

Any other activities determined necessary by the Secretary as part of the Blue Campaign.

(c)

Definition

In this section, the term human trafficking means an act or practice described in paragraph (9) or (10) of section 103 of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7102).

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(b)

Information technology systems

Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall ensure that, consistent with the Department of Homeland Security-wide guidance required under subsection (a) of section 434 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (as added by subsection (a) of this section), information technology systems utilized within the Department to record and track information regarding individuals suspected or convicted of human trafficking (as such term is defined in such section 434) are integrated with each other.

(c)

Oversight

Not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall report to the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate on the status and effectiveness of the Blue Campaign.

(d)

Authorization

There is authorized to be appropriated $819,000 to carry out section 434 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, as added by subsection (a) of this section.

(e)

Clerical amendment

The table of contents of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 433 the following new item:

Sec. 434. Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign.

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May 22, 2017

Reported from the Committee on Homeland Security with an amendment

May 22, 2017

The Committee on the Judiciary discharged; committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed