Introduced in House (01/24/2019)
Counterterrorism Advisory Board Act of 2019
This bill establishes in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) a board to coordinate and integrate DHS’s intelligence, activities, and policy related to its counterterrorism mission and functions. The board shall: (1) advise the Secretary of DHS on the issuance of terrorism alerts, and (2) meet on a regular basis to discuss intelligence and coordinate ongoing threat mitigation efforts and departmental activities.
The board’s charter shall direct it to focus on the current threat environment and the importance of aligning departmental counterterrorism activities under the Secretary’s guidance.
The Secretary shall appoint a Coordinator for Counterterrorism within DHS who shall serve as the chair of the board and report on the board’s status and activities.
A 2/3 Majority of votes in the House was needed to establish the Counterterrorism Advisory Board today.
Democratic: 227 YEA, 3 NAY, 5 NV
Republican: 186 YEA, 9 NAY, 3 NV
414 vs. 12 – the bill passed the House at 3:04 PM ET on January 29, 2019
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