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H.R. 4038: DHS Accountability Enhancement Act

The text of the bill below is as of Oct 12, 2017 (Introduced).


I

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4038

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 12, 2017

(for himself and Mr. Thompson of Mississippi) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security

A BILL

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to reassert article I authorities over the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the DHS Accountability Enhancement Act.

2.

Repeal

(a)

In general

Section 872 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 452) is repealed and the item relating to such section in the table of contents in section 1(b) of such Act is struck.

(b)

Technical and conforming amendments

The Homeland Security Act of 2002 is amended—

(1)

in section 506 (6 U.S.C. 316)—

(A)

by striking subsection (b); and

(B)

by redesignating subsections (c) and (d) as subsections (b) and (c), respectively;

(2)

in section 702(b) (6 U.S.C. 342(b)), by amending paragraph (4) to read as follows:

(4)

Reorganization

The Secretary may allocate or reallocate the functions of the Office, or discontinue the Office.

; and

(3)

in paragraph (3) of section 2006(b) (6 U.S.C. 607(b)), by striking sections 506(c)(2) and inserting sections 506(b)(2).