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Introduced in House (03/03/2021)


117th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1541


To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide support to State and local governments in their efforts to counter violent extremist threats, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 3, 2021

Mr. Aguilar (for himself, Ms. Clarke of New York, Mr. Payne, Miss Rice of New York, Mrs. Luria, Mr. Correa, Mrs. Napolitano, Mrs. Fletcher, Mr. Lieu, Mr. Panetta, Mrs. Hayes, Mr. Carbajal, Mr. Vargas, Mr. Moulton, Ms. Blunt Rochester, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. Ryan, Mr. Carson, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Levin of California, Mr. Kahele, and Ms. Meng) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security


A BILL

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide support to State and local governments in their efforts to counter violent extremist threats, 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 “Preventing Radical Extremist’s Violent Endeavors Now and Tomorrow Act of 2021” or the “PREVENT Act of 2021”.

SEC. 2. Support to State and Local Governments in their efforts to counter violent extremist threats.

Subsection (b) of section 801 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 361) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (3), by striking “and” after the semicolon at the end;

(2) in paragraph (4), by striking the period at the end and inserting “; and”; and

(3) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(5) for the purposes of countering violent extremist threats—

“(A) provide training from specially trained clinical social workers, psychologists, religious leaders, community leaders, and law enforcement personnel, to assist local efforts at securing the homeland; and

“(B) in coordination with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, provide to State and local governments specialists, analysts, and agents trained to counter terrorism and White nationalism to assist, in the manner and degree necessary, local efforts at responding to such threats.”.


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