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Titles (3)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Homeland Threat Assessment Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Homeland Threat Assessment Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To require an annual homeland threat assessment, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
09/12/2017Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H7237-7238)
05/16/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (11)

Date Chamber All Actions
09/13/2017SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
09/12/2017-12:45pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/12/2017-12:45pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H7237-7238)
09/12/2017-12:38pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2470.
09/12/2017-12:38pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7237-7241)
09/12/2017-12:38pmHouseMr. Gallagher moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
05/18/2017HouseOrdered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
05/18/2017HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
05/17/2017HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
05/16/2017HouseReferred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
05/16/2017HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (1)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10]* 05/16/2017

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Homeland Security05/16/2017 Referred to
House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence05/17/2017 Referred to
05/18/2017 Markup by
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs09/13/2017 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House without amendment (09/12/2017)

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Homeland Threat Assessment Act

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Intelligence and Analysis to assess the terrorist threat to the homeland for each of the next five fiscal years.

Each assessment shall include:

  • empirical data assessing terrorist activities and incidents over time in the United States;
  • an evaluation of current and future terrorist tactics;
  • an assessment of criminal activity suspected of financing terrorist activity;
  • detailed information on all individuals denied entry to or removed from the United States as a result of material support provided to a foreign terrorist organization;
  • the efficacy and spread of foreign terrorist organization propaganda, messaging, or recruitment;
  • an assessment of threats, including cyber threats, to the homeland, including to critical infrastructure and federal civilian networks;
  • an assessment of terrorism and criminal threats posed by individuals and organized groups seeking to unlawfully enter the United States; and
  • an assessment of threats to the transportation sector.