H.R.192 - Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] (Introduced 01/03/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs | Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Committee Meetings:||05/21/20 10:30AM|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/21/2020 Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.192 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Passed House (01/10/2019)
Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership Act
This bill provides statutory authority for the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership, an interagency program launched in 2005 to partner with countries in the Sahel and Maghreb regions of Africa to counter terrorism and violent extremism.
The Department of State, in consultation with the Department of Defense and the U.S. Agency for International Development, shall establish the partnership, which must coordinate all U.S. programs in North and West Africa related to various counterterrorism activities, such as building foreign-military capacity, enhancing border security, promoting youth employment, and supporting independent media to counter terrorist propaganda.
The State Department shall notify Congress before obligating funds for such programs, and must submit annual reports about program activities.