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Referred in Senate (04/27/2016)


114th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 4820


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 27, 2016

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


AN ACT

To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to use the testimonials of former violent extremists or their associates in order to counter terrorist recruitment, 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 “Combating Terrorist Recruitment Act of 2016”.

SEC. 2. Directive.

(a) In general.—The Secretary of Homeland Security shall incorporate, to the extent practicable, into Department of Homeland Security efforts to combat terrorist recruitment and communications the public testimonials of former violent extremists or their associates, including friends and family. Such efforts may include the following:

(1) Counter-messaging of foreign terrorist organization communications and narratives.

(2) Related community engagement and public education efforts.

(b) Coordination.—The Secretary of Homeland Security shall, where appropriate, coordinate the efforts described in subsection (a) with the heads of other Federal departments and agencies, as appropriate, and, to the extent practicable, engage nongovernmental and international partners in the identification and use of testimonials described in such subsection.

(c) Rule of construction.—Nothing in this Act may be construed to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to collect testimonials directly from former violent extremists or their associates, including friends and family.

Passed the House of Representatives April 26, 2016.

    Attest: karen l. haas,   
    Clerk

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