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S. 3636: United States Secret Service Mission Improvement and Realignment Act of 2020

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Where should the agency tasked with politician security and protection be housed?


The Secret Service began in 1865 primarily to combat counterfeit money, which is why it was housed within the Treasury Department. Its protective function began in 1901 after the assassination of President McKinley. Yet it has always investigated financial crimes even to this day, although that remains its less prominent mission in the public consciousness. In 2003, the Secret Service moved to the newly-created Department of Homeland Security.

Yet now some are now calling for the agency to return to the Treasury Department once again, for increased prioritization. Within the Treasury it would be the second-largest agency behind only the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), while currently under Homeland Security it only constitutes 3 percent of the department ...

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Lindsey Graham

Sponsor. Senior Senator for South Carolina. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 6, 2020
Length: 24 pages
May 6, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on May 6, 2020

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May 6, 2020

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