Amendment added language requiring the Secretary to make certain biennial reports to Congress including reports on various homeland security preparedness issues including an assessment for each State; and submit to Congress a report within one year of enactment that assesses the progress of the Department in implementing the Act, ensuring that core functions of each entity transferred to the Department are maintained and strengthened, and recommending any conforming changes in law necessary to the further implementation of the Act.


An amendment numbered 16 printed in House Report 107-615 to require biennial reports to Congress on the status of homeland security preparedness, including a report on each state; and to require a report to Congress, within one year of enactment, ensuring the maintenance of core functions transferred to the DHS and recommending statutory changes to facilitate implementation of the reorganization effort.

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