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H.R. 5471: Countering Terrorist Radicalization Act

This was a vote to pass H.R. 5471 (114th) in the House. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

H.R. 5471, the Terrorism Radicalization Act, was introduced on Monday and passed the House 402–15 on Thursday, a speedy turnaround virtually unprecedented in Congress. The bill would have the Department of Homeland Security train local and state officials on how to more quickly identify and handle terrorism threats, create a new Counterterrorism Advisory Board in the federal government, and increase governmental communications techniques intended to counter the message of groups like ISIS and combat the spread of violent extremists.

The bill was introduced by Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX10), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS2), the top Democrat on the committee, said that “Although there is little to object to” in the bill, it may not do enough and that Republicans were largely blocking measures that he — and most Democrats — consider more substantive. The bill now goes to the Senate.


All Votes R D
Yea 93%
Nay 3%
Not Voting 4%

Date: Jun 16, 2016

Question: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass in the House

Required: 2/3

Result: Passed


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