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S. 4135: Dissolving the Disinformation Governance Board Act


The text of the bill below is as of May 4, 2022 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 4135

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 4, 2022

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

A BILL

To dissolve the Department of Homeland Security Disinformation Governance Board, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Dissolving the Disinformation Governance Board Act.

2.

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.

3.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

Board

The term Board means the Disinformation Governance Board.

(2)

Secretary

The term Secretary means the Secretary of Homeland Security.

4.

Dissolution

(a)

In general

The Board is hereby dissolved.

(b)

Removal of Executive Director

The Secretary shall immediately remove the Executive Director from the Board.

(c)

Funding restriction

Beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act, no Federal funds may be used for the operation of the Board.

5.

No successor entities or activities

The Secretary may not—

(1)

establish any entity equivalent to the Board; or

(2)

authorize activities at the Department of Homeland Security that are substantially similar to the activities of the Board.

6.

Disclosure

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

(1)

a report describing the formation of the Board; and

(2)

all of the records in the possession of the Department of Homeland Security related to the Board, including—

(A)

written or recorded communications concerning the formation of the Board;

(B)

the agenda or minutes from any meeting at which the Board's formation was discussed;

(C)

any legal review to determine whether the activities of the Board would be authorized by the Constitution of the United States;

(D)

any communications or records about the individuals who would be recruited to serve on the Board; and

(E)

any communications concerning the appointment of an executive director for the Board.