Summary

                            To require an exercise related to terrorist and foreign fighter travel, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House
Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2017

This bill requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop and
conduct an exercise related to the terrorist and foreign fighter threat in order
to enhance domestic preparedness for and the collective response to terrorism,
promote the dissemination of homeland security information, and test the U.S.
security posture.

Such exercise shall include: (1) a scenario involving persons traveling from the
United States to join or provide material support or resources to a terrorist
organization abroad and terrorist infiltration into the United States, including
by U.S. citizens and foreign nationals; and (2) coordination with relevant
federal agencies, foreign governments, and state, local, tribal, territorial,
and private sector stakeholders.

DHS shall submit an after-action report, including any identified or potential
vulnerabilities in U.S. defenses and requested legislative changes.

The bill amends the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 to
require the national exercise program (a program to test and evaluate the
national preparedness goal, National Incident Management System, National
Response Plan, and other related plans and strategies) to be designed to include
exercises addressing emerging terrorist threats, such as such a scenario.

Reported to House without amendment
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been
expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2017

(Sec. 2) This bill requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop
and conduct an exercise related to the terrorist and foreign fighter threat in
order to enhance domestic preparedness for and the collective response to
terrorism, promote the dissemination of homeland security information, and test
the U.S. security posture.

Such exercise shall include: (1) a scenario involving persons traveling from the
United States to join or provide material support or resources to a terrorist
organization abroad and terrorist infiltration into the United States, including
by U.S. citizens and foreign nationals; and (2) coordination with relevant
federal agencies, foreign governments, and state, local, tribal, territorial,
and private sector stakeholders.

DHS shall submit an after-action report, including any identified or potential
vulnerabilities in U.S. defenses and requested legislative changes.

(Sec. 3) The bill amends the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of
2006 to require the national exercise program (a program to test and evaluate
the national preparedness goal, National Incident Management System, National
Response Plan, and other related plans and strategies) to be designed to include
exercises addressing emerging terrorist threats, such as such a scenario.

Passed House without amendment
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary
of the House reported version is repeated here.)

Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2017

(Sec. 2) This bill requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop
and conduct an exercise related to the terrorist and foreign fighter threat in
order to enhance domestic preparedness for and the collective response to
terrorism, promote the dissemination of homeland security information, and test
the U.S. security posture.

Such exercise shall include: (1) a scenario involving persons traveling from the
United States to join or provide material support or resources to a terrorist
organization abroad and terrorist infiltration into the United States, including
by U.S. citizens and foreign nationals; and (2) coordination with relevant
federal agencies, foreign governments, and state, local, tribal, territorial,
and private sector stakeholders.

DHS shall submit an after-action report, including any identified or potential
vulnerabilities in U.S. defenses and requested legislative changes.

(Sec. 3) The bill amends the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of
2006 to require the national exercise program (a program to test and evaluate
the national preparedness goal, National Incident Management System, National
Response Plan, and other related plans and strategies) to be designed to include
exercises addressing emerging terrorist threats, such as such a scenario.



                        

Actions

  • Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

    Mar 27th, 2017
  • On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H2303)

    Mar 24th, 2017
  • Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H2303)

    Mar 24th, 2017
  • Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2441-2442)

    Mar 24th, 2017
  • Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

    Mar 24th, 2017
  • At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Ms. McSally objected to the Yea - Nay vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.

    Mar 22nd, 2017
  • DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1302.

    Mar 22nd, 2017
  • Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2303-2304)

    Mar 22nd, 2017
  • Ms. McSally moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

    Mar 22nd, 2017
  • Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 20.

    Mar 16th, 2017
  • Reported by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 115-40.

    Mar 16th, 2017
  • Reported by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 115-40.

    Mar 16th, 2017
  • Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.

    Mar 8th, 2017
  • Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.

    Mar 8th, 2017
  • Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.

    Mar 2nd, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Mar 2nd, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Mar 2nd, 2017