The House of Representatives reviewed, debated, and passed the DHS Interagency Task Force Act of 2017 on January 9. The bill, which would authorize the participation in overseas interagency counterterrorism task forces of personnel of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), was originally introduced to the committee by Representative John Rutherford (R-FL) on December 5, 2017.
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 was debated for forty minutes before being passed as amended in committee. It now moves on to the Senate.
For more information on H.R. 4555, please follow the links below.
H.R. 4555: DHS Interagency Counterterrorism Task Force Act of 2017, GovTrack
Legislative Day of January 09, 2018, Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives