H.R.526 - Counterterrorism Advisory Board Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24] (Introduced 01/13/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Homeland Security | Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/01/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.526 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Passed House amended (01/31/2017)
Counterterrorism Advisory Board Act of 2017
(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) a board to coordinate and integrate DHS's intelligence, activities, and policy related to its counterterrorism mission and functions. The board shall: (1) advise the Secretary of DHS on the issuance of terrorism alerts, and (2) meet on a regular basis to discuss intelligence and coordinate ongoing threat mitigation efforts and departmental activities.
The board's charter shall direct it to focus on the current threat environment and the importance of aligning departmental counterterrorism activities under the Secretary's guidance.
The Secretary shall appoint a Coordinator for Counterterrorism within DHS who shall: (1) serve as the chair of the board, and (2) report on the board's status and activities.