Text: H.R.1590 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 116-64 (10/09/2019)
[116th Congress Public Law 64]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]
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Public Law 116-64
To require an exercise related to terrorist and foreign fighter travel,
and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Oct. 9, 2019 - [H.R. 1590]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Terrorist and
Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2019.>>
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 6 USC 701 note.>> SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel
Exercise Act of 2019''.
SEC. 2. <<NOTE: Coordination.>> EXERCISE ON TERRORIST AND FOREIGN
(a) In General.--In addition to, or as part of exercise programs
currently carried out by the Department of Homeland Security, to enhance
domestic preparedness for and collective response to terrorism, promote
the dissemination of homeland security information, and test the
security posture of the United States, the Secretary of Homeland
Security, through appropriate offices and components of the Department
and in coordination with the heads of appropriate Federal departments
and agencies, shall develop and conduct an exercise related to the
detection and prevention of terrorist and foreign fighter travel.
(b) Exercise Requirements.--The exercise required under subsection
(a) shall include--
(1) a scenario involving--
(A) persons traveling from the United States to join
or provide material support or resources to a terrorist
organization abroad; and
(B) terrorist infiltration into the United States,
including by United States citizens and foreign
(2) coordination with appropriate Federal departments and
agencies, foreign governments, and State, local, Tribal, and
territorial agencies, including law enforcement agencies and
representatives from the National Network of Fusion Centers; and
(3) coordination with appropriate private sector and
(c) Report.-- <<NOTE: Plans. Proposals.>> Not later than 60 days
after the completion of the exercise required under subsection (a), the
Secretary of Homeland Security shall, consistent with the protection of
classified information, submit to the Committee on Homeland Security of
the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and
Governmental Affairs of the Senate an after-action report presenting the
initial findings of such exercise, plans for quickly incorporating
lessons learned into future operations of the
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Department of Homeland Security, and any proposed legislative changes
informed by such exercise.
(d) Definition.--In this section, the term ``material support or
resources'' has the meaning given such term in section 2339A of title
18, United States Code.
SEC. 3. EMERGING THREATS IN THE NATIONAL EXERCISE PROGRAM.
Clause (i) of section 648(b)(2)(A) of the Post-Katrina Emergency
Management Reform Act of 2006 (6 U.S.C. 748(b)(2)) is amended by
inserting ``and emerging'' after ``credible''.
Approved October 9, 2019.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 1590:
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 116-27 (Comm. on Homeland Security).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 116-44 (Comm. on Homeland Security and Governmental
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 165 (2019):
Apr. 1, considered and passed House.
Sept. 24, considered and passed Senate.