On December 5, Representative John Rutherford (R-FL) introduced to the House Homeland Security Committee a bill to authorize the participation in overseas interagency counterterrorism task forces of personnel of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The DHS Interagency Counterterrorism Task Force Act of 2017 amends Section 102 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, adding subsections that state the DHS Secretary is authorized to assign department personnel to participate in overseas interagency counterterrorism task forces to facilitate the sharing of counterterrorism information, and combat the threat of terrorism and associated risks to the United States stemming from overseas sources of conflict or terrorism.
The bill will be reviewed by the committee on December 13.
For more information about this bill, please follow the links below.
H.R. 4555: DHS Interagency Counterterrorism Task Force Act of 2017, GovTrack
H.R.4555 – DHS Interagency Counterterrorism Task Force Act of 2017, Congress.gov