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[Congressional Bills 115th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]
[H.R. 2470 Referred in Senate (RFS)]

  1st Session
                                H. R. 2470



                           September 13, 2017

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


                                 AN ACT

    To require an annual homeland threat assessment, and for other 

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


    This Act may be cited as the ``Homeland Threat Assessment Act''.


    (a) In General.--Subtitle A of title II of the Homeland Security 
Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 121 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the 
following new section:


    ``(a) In General.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the 
enactment of this section and for each of the next 5 fiscal years 
(beginning in the fiscal year that begins after the date of the 
enactment of this section) the Secretary, acting through the Under 
Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, and using departmental 
information, including component information, and information provided 
through State and major urban area fusion centers, shall conduct an 
assessment of the terrorist threat to the homeland.
    ``(b) Contents.--Each assessment under subsection (a) shall include 
the following:
            ``(1) Empirical data assessing terrorist activities and 
        incidents over time in the United States, including terrorist 
        activities and incidents planned or supported by persons 
        outside of the United States targeting the homeland.
            ``(2) An evaluation of current terrorist tactics, as well 
        as ongoing and possible future changes in terrorist tactics.
            ``(3) An assessment of criminal activity encountered or 
        observed by officers or employees of components in the field 
        which is suspected of financing terrorist activity.
            ``(4) 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 (as such 
        term is used in section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality 
        Act (8 U.S.C. 1189)).
            ``(5) The efficacy and spread of foreign terrorist 
        organization propaganda, messaging, or recruitment.
            ``(6) An assessment of threats, including cyber threats, to 
        the homeland, including to critical infrastructure and Federal 
        civilian networks.
            ``(7) An assessment of current and potential terrorism and 
        criminal threats posed by individuals and organized groups 
        seeking to unlawfully enter the United States.
            ``(8) An assessment of threats to the transportation 
        sector, including surface and aviation transportation systems.
    ``(c) Additional Information.--The assessments required under 
subsection (a)--
            ``(1) shall, to the extent practicable, utilize existing 
        component data collected from the field; and
            ``(2) may incorporate relevant information and analysis 
        from other agencies of the Federal Government, agencies of 
        State and local governments (including law enforcement 
        agencies), as well as the private sector, disseminated in 
        accordance with standard information sharing procedures and 
    ``(d) Form.--The assessments required under subsection (a) shall be 
shared with the appropriate congressional committees and submitted in 
classified form, but--
            ``(1) shall include unclassified summaries; and
            ``(2) may include unclassified annexes, if appropriate.''.
    (b) Conforming Amendment.--Subsection (d) of section 201 of the 
Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 121) is amended by adding at 
the end the following new paragraph:
            ``(27) To carry out section 210G (relating to homeland 
        threat assessments).''.
    (c) Clerical Amendment.--The table of contents of the Homeland 
Security Act of 2002 is amended by inserting after the item relating to 
section 210F the following new item:

``Sec. 210G. Homeland threat assessments.''.

            Passed the House of Representatives September 12, 2017.


                                                 KAREN L. HAAS,


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