IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
May 4, 2022
Mr. Hawley introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
To dissolve the Department of Homeland Security Disinformation Governance Board, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Dissolving the Disinformation Governance Board Act.
Sense of Congress
It is the sense of Congress that the Department of Homeland Security Disinformation Governance Board is unconstitutional and should be dissolved immediately.
In this Act:
The term Board means the Disinformation Governance Board.
The term Secretary means the Secretary of Homeland Security.
The Board is hereby dissolved.
Removal of Executive Director
The Secretary shall immediately remove the Executive Director from the Board.
Beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act, no Federal funds may be used for the operation of the Board.
No successor entities or activities
The Secretary may not—
establish any entity equivalent to the Board; or
authorize activities at the Department of Homeland Security that are substantially similar to the activities of the Board.
Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives—
a report describing the formation of the Board; and
all of the records in the possession of the Department of Homeland Security related to the Board, including—
written or recorded communications concerning the formation of the Board;
the agenda or minutes from any meeting at which the Board's formation was discussed;
any legal review to determine whether the activities of the Board would be authorized by the Constitution of the United States;
any communications or records about the individuals who would be recruited to serve on the Board; and
any communications concerning the appointment of an executive director for the Board.