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116th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 5736


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                            October 1, 2020

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security 
                        and Governmental Affairs

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                                 AN ACT


 
  To direct the Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis of the 
  Department of Homeland Security to develop and disseminate a threat 
   assessment regarding threats to the United States associated with 
  foreign violent white supremacist extremist organizations, 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 ``Transnational White Supremacist 
Extremism Review Act''.

SEC. 2. THREAT ASSESSMENT.

    (a) In General.--The Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis 
of the Department of Homeland Security shall, in coordination with 
appropriate Federal partners, develop a terrorism threat assessment and 
reference aid regarding threats to the United States associated with 
foreign violent white supremacist extremist organizations. Consistent 
with the protection of classified and confidential unclassified 
information, the Under Secretary shall share the threat assessment 
developed under this section with State, local, and Tribal law 
enforcement officials, including officials who operate within State, 
local, and regional fusion centers through the Department of Homeland 
Security State, Local, and Regional Fusion Center Initiative 
established in accordance with section 210A of the Homeland Security 
Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 124h).
    (b) Coordination.--The threat assessment and reference aid 
developed pursuant to subsection (a)--
            (1) shall be developed in coordination with the Office of 
        Civil Rights and Civil Liberties of the Department of Homeland 
        Security and other appropriate Federal agencies; and
            (2) may be informed by existing products developed by such 
        Office and agencies, as appropriate.
    (c) Overview.--The threat assessment and reference aid shall 
include an overview of symbols, flags, or other references utilized by 
adherents of foreign violent white supremacist extremist organizations.
    (d) Distribution.--Consistent with the protection of classified and 
confidential unclassified information, the Under Secretary for 
Intelligence and Analysis of the Department of Homeland Security shall 
share the threat assessment and reference aid with the following:
            (1) State, local, and Tribal law enforcement officials, 
        including officials who operate within State, local, and 
        regional fusion centers through the Department of Homeland 
        Security State, Local, and Regional Fusion Center Initiative 
        established in accordance with section 210A of the Homeland 
        Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 124h).
            (2) Appropriate owners and operators of online platforms to 
        assist in identifying content that may be associated with a 
        foreign violent white supremacist extremist organization that 
        may violate the terms of service of such online platforms, upon 
        request from such online platforms and in consultation with the 
        Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties of the Department.
    (e) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Foreign violent white supremacist extremist 
        organization.--The term ``foreign violent white supremacist 
        extremist organization'' means an organization based outside 
        the United States that seeks, wholly or in part, through 
        unlawful acts of force or violence, to support a belief in the 
        intellectual and moral superiority of the white race over other 
        races.
            (2) Online platform.--The term ``online platform'' means 
        internet-based information services consisting of the storage 
        and processing of information by and at the request of a 
        content provider and the dissemination of such content to third 
        parties.
    (f) Limitation.--The Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis 
of the Department of Homeland Security shall ensure that the threat 
assessment and reference aid does not contain the name or other 
identifiable information of any individual or organization engaged in 
lawful political or public discourse in the United States protected 
under the United States Constitution.

            Passed the House of Representatives September 30, 2020.

            Attest:

                                             CHERYL L. JOHNSON,

                                                                 Clerk.

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