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H.R. 4555: DHS Interagency Counterterrorism Task Force Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Dec 5, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4555

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 5, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Higgins of Louisiana, Mr. Gallagher, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Mr. Garrett, Mr. McCaul, and Mr. Katko) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security

A BILL

To authorize the participation in overseas interagency counterterrorism task forces of personnel of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the DHS Interagency Counterterrorism Task Force Act of 2017.

2.

Overseas interagency counterterrorism task force participation

Section 102 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 112) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsections:

(h)

Coordination with other Federal departments and agencies overseas

(1)

In general

The Secretary is authorized to assign Department personnel to participate in overseas interagency counterterrorism task forces to—

(A)

facilitate the sharing of counterterrorism information; and

(B)

combat the threat of terrorism and associated risks to the United States stemming from overseas sources of conflict or terrorism,

as determined by the Secretary.
(2)

Personnel

In carrying out this subsection, the Secretary may assign personnel from any component of the Department the Secretary determines necessary to participate in the overseas counterterrorism task forces referred to in paragraph (1).

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