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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 4555


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 10, 2018

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


AN ACT

To authorize the participation in overseas interagency counterterrorism task forces of personnel of the Department of Homeland Security, 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 “DHS Interagency Counterterrorism Task Force Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Overseas interagency counterterrorism task force participation.

Section 102 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 112) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(h) Coordination with other Federal departments and agencies overseas.—

“(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary is authorized to assign Department personnel to participate in overseas interagency counterterrorism task forces to—

“(A) facilitate the sharing of counterterrorism information, and

“(B) combat the threat of terrorism and associated risks to the United States stemming from overseas sources of conflict or terrorism,

as determined by the Secretary.

“(2) PERSONNEL.—In carrying out this subsection, the Secretary may assign personnel from any component of the Department the Secretary determines necessary to participate in the overseas counterterrorism task forces referred to in paragraph (1).”.

SEC. 3. Annual reports.

Not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act and annually thereafter for 3 years, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall report to the Committee on Homeland Security, the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, the Committee on Foreign Relations, Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate on activities carried out pursuant to subsection (h) of section 102 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 112), as added by section 2 of this Act.

Passed the House of Representatives January 9, 2018.

    Attest: karen l. haas,   
    Clerk.

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