H. R. 5602, Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2020.

Summary: To authorize dedicated domestic terrorism offices within the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to analyze and monitor domestic terrorist activity and require the Federal Government to take steps to prevent domestic terrorism. (Cosponsors, Partisan)

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 02/07/20.

STATUS: Introduced 01/14/20 by Rep. Schneider, Bradley Scott [D-IL-10].

  • Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote on 09/212/20.

INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:

  • “Across the country, our communities are facing a rising tide of domestic terror, particularly from violent far-right extremists and white supremacist organizations.  It is not enough to condemn hate, we need to equip law enforcement with the tools to identify threats and prevent acts of domestic terrorism,” Schneider said.  “I am proud to partner with Senator Durbin on this legislation to improve coordination between federal agencies on monitoring dangerous domestic extremism and stopping violence.”   (Source: Rep. Schneider, Press Release, 01/14/20)

ADDITIONAL DETAIL: 

Link to the text of the bill.

Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.

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