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H.R. 370 (117th): Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Technical Corrections Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 16, 2021 (Preprint (Suspension)).


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                                                                     117TH CONGRESS
                                                                        1ST SESSION
                                                                                                             H. R. 370
                                                                     To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make technical corrections
                                                                         to the requirement that the Secretary of Homeland Security submit
                                                                         quadrennial homeland security reviews, and for other purposes.




                                                                                   IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                 JANUARY 19, 2021
                                                                     Mrs. WATSON COLEMAN (for herself, Mr. THOMPSON of Mississippi, Mr.
                                                                         KATKO, and Mr. TAYLOR) introduced the following bill; which was re-
                                                                         ferred to the Committee on Homeland Security




                                                                                                               A BILL
                                                                     To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make
                                                                        technical corrections to the requirement that the Sec-
                                                                        retary of Homeland Security submit quadrennial home-
                                                                        land security reviews, and for other purposes.

                                                                       1              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
                                                                       2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
                                                                       3     SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

                                                                       4              This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Quadrennial Homeland
                                                                       5 Security Review Technical Corrections Act of 2021’’.
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2 1 SEC. 2. TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO QUADRENNIAL 2 HOMELAND SECURITY REVIEW. 3 (a) IN GENERAL.—Section 707 of the Homeland Se- 4 curity Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 347) is amended— 5 (1) in subsection (a)(3)— 6 (A) in subparagraph (B), by striking 7 ‘‘and’’ after the semicolon at the end; 8 (B) by redesignating subparagraph (C) as 9 subparagraph (D); and 10 (C) by inserting after subparagraph (B) 11 the following new subparagraph: 12 ‘‘(C) representatives from appropriate ad- 13 visory committees established pursuant to sec- 14 tion 871, including the Homeland Security Ad- 15 visory Council and the Homeland Security 16 Science and Technology Advisory Committee, or 17 otherwise established, including the Aviation 18 Security Advisory Committee established pursu- 19 ant to section 44946 of title 49, United States 20 Code; and’’; 21 (2) in subsection (b)— 22 (A) in paragraph (2), by inserting before 23 the semicolon at the end the following: ‘‘based 24 on the risk assessment required pursuant to pbinns on DSKJLVW7X2PROD with BILLS 25 subsection (c)(2)(B)’’; 26 (B) in paragraph (3)— •HR 370 IH VerDate Sep 11 2014 00:30 Feb 08, 2021 Jkt 019200 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6201 E:\BILLS\H370.IH H370
3 1 (i) by inserting ‘‘, to the extent prac- 2 ticable,’’ after ‘‘describe’’; and 3 (ii) by striking ‘‘budget plan’’ and in- 4 serting ‘‘resources required’’; 5 (C) in paragraph (4)— 6 (i) by inserting ‘‘, to the extent prac- 7 ticable,’’ after ‘‘identify’’; 8 (ii) by striking ‘‘budget plan required 9 to provide sufficient resources to success- 10 fully’’ and inserting ‘‘resources required 11 to’’; and 12 (iii) by striking the semicolon at the 13 end and inserting the following: ‘‘, includ- 14 ing any resources identified from redun- 15 dant, wasteful, or unnecessary capabilities 16 or capacities that may be redirected to bet- 17 ter support other existing capabilities or 18 capacities, as the case may be; and’’; 19 (D) in paragraph (5), by striking ‘‘; and’’ 20 and inserting a period; and 21 (E) by striking paragraph (6); 22 (3) in subsection (c)— 23 (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ‘‘Decem- 24 ber 31 of the year’’ and inserting ‘‘60 days pbinns on DSKJLVW7X2PROD with BILLS 25 after the date of the submission of the Presi- •HR 370 IH VerDate Sep 11 2014 00:30 Feb 08, 2021 Jkt 019200 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6201 E:\BILLS\H370.IH H370
4 1 dent’s budget for the fiscal year after the fiscal 2 year’’; 3 (B) in paragraph (2)— 4 (i) in subparagraph (B), by striking 5 ‘‘description of the threats to’’ and insert- 6 ing ‘‘risk assessment of’’; 7 (ii) in subparagraph (C), by inserting 8 ‘‘, as required under subsection (b)(2)’’ be- 9 fore the semicolon at the end; 10 (iii) in subparagraph (D)— 11 (I) by inserting ‘‘to the extent 12 practicable,’’ before ‘‘a description’’; 13 and 14 (II) by striking ‘‘budget plan’’ 15 and inserting ‘‘resources required’’; 16 (iv) in subparagraph (F)— 17 (I) by inserting ‘‘to the extent 18 practicable,’’ before ‘‘a discussion’’; 19 and 20 (II) by striking ‘‘the status of’’; 21 (v) in subparagraph (G)— 22 (I) by inserting ‘‘to the extent 23 practicable,’’ before ‘‘a discussion’’; 24 (II) by striking ‘‘the status of’’; pbinns on DSKJLVW7X2PROD with BILLS •HR 370 IH VerDate Sep 11 2014 00:30 Feb 08, 2021 Jkt 019200 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6201 E:\BILLS\H370.IH H370
5 1 (III) by inserting ‘‘and risks’’ be- 2 fore ‘‘to national homeland’’; and 3 (IV) by inserting ‘‘and’’ after the 4 semicolon at the end; 5 (vi) by striking subparagraph (H); 6 and 7 (vii) by redesignating subparagraph 8 (I) as subparagraph (H); 9 (C) by redesignating paragraph (3) as 10 paragraph (4); and 11 (D) by inserting after paragraph (2) the 12 following new paragraph: 13 ‘‘(3) DOCUMENTATION.—The Secretary shall 14 retain and, upon request, provide to Congress the 15 following documentation regarding each quadrennial 16 homeland security review: 17 ‘‘(A) Records regarding the consultation 18 carried out pursuant to subsection (a)(3), in- 19 cluding the following: 20 ‘‘(i) All written communications, in- 21 cluding communications sent out by the 22 Secretary and feedback submitted to the 23 Secretary through technology, online com- 24 munications tools, in-person discussions, pbinns on DSKJLVW7X2PROD with BILLS 25 and the interagency process. •HR 370 IH VerDate Sep 11 2014 00:30 Feb 08, 2021 Jkt 019200 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6201 E:\BILLS\H370.IH H370
6 1 ‘‘(ii) Information on how feedback re- 2 ceived by the Secretary informed each such 3 quadrennial homeland security review. 4 ‘‘(B) Information regarding the risk as- 5 sessment required pursuant to subsection 6 (c)(2)(B), including the following: 7 ‘‘(i) The risk model utilized to gen- 8 erate such risk assessment. 9 ‘‘(ii) Information, including data used 10 in the risk model, utilized to generate such 11 risk assessment. 12 ‘‘(iii) Sources of information, includ- 13 ing other risk assessments, utilized to gen- 14 erate such risk assessment. 15 ‘‘(iv) Information on assumptions, 16 weighing factors, and subjective judgments 17 utilized to generate such risk assessment, 18 together with information on the rationale 19 or basis thereof.’’; 20 (4) by redesignating subsection (d) as sub- 21 section (e); and 22 (5) by inserting after subsection (c) the fol- 23 lowing new subsection: 24 ‘‘(d) REVIEW.—Not later than 90 days after the sub- pbinns on DSKJLVW7X2PROD with BILLS 25 mission of each report required under subsection (c)(1), •HR 370 IH VerDate Sep 11 2014 00:30 Feb 08, 2021 Jkt 019200 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6201 E:\BILLS\H370.IH H370
7 1 the Secretary shall provide to the Committee on Homeland 2 Security of the House of Representatives and the Com- 3 mittee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 4 of the Senate information on the degree to which the find- 5 ings and recommendations developed in the quadrennial 6 homeland security review that is the subject of such report 7 were integrated into the acquisition strategy and expendi- 8 ture plans for the Department.’’. 9 (b) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by 10 this Act shall apply with respect to a quadrennial home- 11 land security review conducted after December 31, 2021. Æ pbinns on DSKJLVW7X2PROD with BILLS •HR 370 IH VerDate Sep 11 2014 00:30 Feb 08, 2021 Jkt 019200 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6301 E:\BILLS\H370.IH H370