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115th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                S. 2077

 To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to examine the actions 
the Department of Homeland Security is undertaking to combat the threat 
            of vehicular terrorism, and for other purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                            November 6, 2017

  Mr. Cassidy introduced the following bill; which was read twice and 
referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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                                 A BILL


 
 To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to examine the actions 
the Department of Homeland Security is undertaking to combat the threat 
            of vehicular terrorism, 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 ``Vehicular Terrorism Prevention Act 
of 2017''.

SEC. 2. REPORT ON VEHICULAR TERRORISM.

    (a) Definition.--In this section, the term ``vehicular terrorism'' 
means an action that uses automotive transportation to inflict violence 
and intimidation on individuals for a political purpose.
    (b) Report.--Not later than 6 months after the date of enactment of 
this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall--
            (1) examine the actions the Department of Homeland Security 
        is undertaking to combat the threat of vehicular terrorism; and
            (2) submit to the Committee on Homeland Security and 
        Governmental Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on 
        Homeland Security of the House of Representatives a report that 
        contains information relating to the findings and 
        recommendations resulting from that examination.
    (c) Contents.--The report required under subsection (b) shall 
outline--
            (1) an examination of the current threat level for 
        vehicular terrorism;
            (2) an examination of the actions the Department of 
        Homeland Security is undertaking to guard against vehicular 
        terrorism;
            (3) an examination of how the threat of vehicular terrorism 
        may be mitigated;
            (4) an examination of the extent to which the Department of 
        Homeland Security is doing outreach or training with private 
        sector partners in response to threats of vehicular terrorism; 
        and
            (5) an examination of actions Congress can take to help the 
        Department of Homeland Security mitigate the threat of 
        vehicular terrorism.
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