Senate Bill 2728
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Homeland Security Counterintelligence Threat Reduction Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Oct 29, 2019
Overview
Text
Introduced
Oct 29, 2019
Latest Action
Oct 29, 2019
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
2728
Congress
116
Policy Area
Armed Forces and National Security
Armed Forces and National Security
Primary focus of measure is military operations and spending, facilities, procurement and weapons, personnel, intelligence; strategic materials; war and emergency powers; veterans’ issues. Measures concerning alliances and collective security, arms sales and military assistance, or arms control may fall under International Affairs policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Missouri
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Homeland Security Counterintelligence Threat Reduction Act

This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to take various actions related to counterintelligence activities.

DHS shall establish a counterintelligence vetting task force to report to Congress recommendations to improve counterintelligence vetting for DHS programs.

DHS shall also develop counterintelligence awareness training as part of an established program for collecting information about nonimmigrant foreign students and other exchange program participants. DHS shall require appropriate faculty from approved educational institutions and exchange visitor programs to participate in the training.

DHS shall take various actions related to the program for collecting information about exchange program participants, such as identifying degrees and fields of study that are sensitive for homeland security and counterintelligence purposes.

DHS shall notify Congress if it decides to not extend the existence of the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council.

Text (1)
October 29, 2019
Actions (2)
10/29/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
10/29/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Oct 30, 2019 4:27:37 AM
Updated
Dec 28, 2020 2:40:11 PM