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114th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 4402


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 24, 2016

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs


AN ACT

To require a review of information regarding persons who have traveled or attempted to travel from the United States to support terrorist organizations in Syria and Iraq, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Foreign Fighter Review Act of 2016”.

SEC. 2. United States Government review of certain foreign fighters.

(a) Review.—Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the President, acting through the Secretary of Homeland Security, shall initiate a review of known instances since 2011 in which a person has traveled or attempted to travel to a conflict zone in Iraq or Syria from the United States to join or provide material support or resources to a terrorist organization. Such review shall—

(1) include relevant unclassified and classified information held by the United States Government related to each instance;

(2) ascertain which factors, including operational issues, security vulnerabilities, systemic challenges, or other issues that may have undermined efforts to prevent the travel of such persons to a conflict zone in Iraq or Syria from the United States, including the timely identification of suspects, information sharing, intervention, and interdiction; and

(3) identify lessons learned and areas for improvement to prevent additional travel by such persons to a conflict zone in Iraq or Syria, or other terrorist safe havens abroad, to join or provide material support or resources to a terrorist organization.

(b) Information sharing.—If necessary, the President shall direct the heads of relevant Federal agencies to provide the appropriate information necessary for the Secretary of Homeland Security to complete the review required under subsection (a).

(c) Submission to Congress.—Not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall, consistent with the protection of classified information, submit to the appropriate congressional committees the results of the review required under subsection (a), which may include information on travel routes of greatest concern.

(d) Prohibition on additional funding.—No additional funds are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section.

(e) Definitions.—In this section:

(1) APPROPRIATE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES.—The term “appropriate congressional committees” means—

(A) in the House of Representatives—

(i) the Committee on Homeland Security;

(ii) the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence;

(iii) the Committee on the Judiciary;

(iv) the Committee on Armed Services;

(v) the Committee on Foreign Affairs;

(vi) the Committee on Financial Services; and

(vii) the Committee on Appropriations; and

(B) in the Senate—

(i) the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs;

(ii) the Select Committee on Intelligence;

(iii) the Committee on the Judiciary;

(iv) the Committee on Armed Services;

(v) the Committee on Foreign Relations;

(vi) the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; and

(vii) the Committee on Appropriations.

(2) MATERIAL SUPPORT OR RESOURCES.—The term “material support or resources” has the meaning given such term in section 2339A of title 18, United States Code.

Passed the House of Representatives February 23, 2016.

    Attest: karen l. haas,   
    Clerk