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115th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                S. 2262

    To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish in the 
  Department of Homeland Security a board to coordinate and integrate 
    departmental intelligence and activities and policy related to 
               counterterrorism, and for other purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           December 21, 2017

Mrs. McCaskill (for herself, Mr. Rubio, and Ms. Hassan) 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 amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish in the 
  Department of Homeland Security a board to coordinate and integrate 
    departmental intelligence and activities and policy related to 
               counterterrorism, 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 ``Counterterrorism Advisory Board Act 
of 2017''.

SEC. 2. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY COUNTERTERRORISM ADVISORY 
              BOARD.

    (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:

``SEC. 210G. DEPARTMENTAL COORDINATION ON COUNTERTERRORISM.

    ``(a) Establishment.--There is in the Department a Counterterrorism 
Advisory Board (in this section referred to as the `Board') which 
shall--
            ``(1) be composed of senior representatives of departmental 
        operational components and headquarters elements; and
            ``(2) coordinate departmental intelligence activities and 
        policy and information related to the counterterrorism mission 
        and functions of the Department.
    ``(b) Charter.--There shall be a charter to govern the structure 
and mission of the Board, which charter shall--
            ``(1) direct the Board to focus on the current threat 
        environment and the importance of aligning departmental 
        counterterrorism activities under the guidance of the 
        Secretary; and
            ``(2) be reviewed and updated every 4 years, as 
        appropriate.
    ``(c) Members.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Board shall be composed of senior 
        representatives of departmental operational components and 
        headquarters elements.
            ``(2) Chair.--The Under Secretary for Intelligence and 
        Analysis shall serve as the Chair of the Board.
            ``(3) Members.--The Secretary shall appoint additional 
        members of the Board from among the following:
                    ``(A) The Transportation Security Administration.
                    ``(B) United States Customs and Border Protection.
                    ``(C) United States Immigration and Customs 
                Enforcement.
                    ``(D) The Federal Emergency Management Agency.
                    ``(E) The Coast Guard.
                    ``(F) United States Citizenship and Immigration 
                Services.
                    ``(G) The United States Secret Service.
                    ``(H) The National Protection and Programs 
                Directorate.
                    ``(I) The Office of Operations Coordination.
                    ``(J) The Office of the General Counsel.
                    ``(K) The Office of Intelligence and Analysis.
                    ``(L) The Office of Policy.
                    ``(M) The Science and Technology Directorate.
                    ``(N) The Office for State and Local Law 
                Enforcement.
                    ``(O) The Privacy Office.
                    ``(P) The Office for Civil Rights and Civil 
                Liberties.
                    ``(Q) Other departmental offices and programs as 
                determined appropriate by the Secretary.
    ``(d) Meetings.--The Board shall--
            ``(1) meet on a regular basis to discuss intelligence and 
        coordinate ongoing threat mitigation efforts and departmental 
        activities, including coordination with other Federal, State, 
        local, tribal, territorial, and private sector partners; and
            ``(2) make recommendations to the Secretary.
    ``(e) Terrorism Alerts.--The Board shall advise the Secretary on 
the issuance of terrorism alerts under section 203.
    ``(f) Prohibition on Additional Funds.--No additional funds are 
authorized to carry out this section.''.
    (b) Technical and Conforming Amendment.--The table of contents in 
section 1(b) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-296; 
116 Stat. 2135) is amended by inserting after the item relating to 
section 210F the following:

``Sec. 210G. Departmental coordination on counterterrorism.''.
    (c) Report.--Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of 
this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security, acting through the Chair 
of the Counterterrorism Advisory Board established under section 210G 
of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, as added by subsection (a), shall 
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 on the status and activities of the 
Counterterrorism Advisory Board.
    (d) Sunset.--Effective on the date that is 4 years after the date 
of enactment of this Act--
            (1) section 210G of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, as 
        added by subsection (a), is repealed; and
            (2) the table of contents in section 1(b) of the Homeland 
        Security Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-296; 116 Stat. 2135) is 
        amended by striking the item relating to section 210G.
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