H. R. 4555
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
December 5, 2017
Mr. Rutherford (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
To authorize the participation in overseas interagency counterterrorism task forces of personnel of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
DHS Interagency Counterterrorism Task Force Act of 2017.
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:
Coordination with other Federal departments and agencies overseas
The Secretary is authorized to assign Department personnel to participate in overseas interagency counterterrorism task forces to—
facilitate the sharing of counterterrorism information; and
combat the threat of terrorism and associated risks to the United States stemming from overseas sources of conflict or terrorism,
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).