Clerk session vote number: 58
Description: Counterterrorism Advisory Board Act
Bill summary: 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.
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Bill titles: To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish in the Department of Homeland Security a board to coordinate and integrate departmental intelligence, activities, and policy related to counterterrorism, and for other purposes.
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