In the House
The House will also vote on the following bills:
Sponsor: Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D, TX-18]
“Requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit a study on the circumstances which may impact the effectiveness and availability of first responders before, during, or after a terrorist threat or event,” according to the House Homeland Security Committee.
Sponsor: Rep. Buddy Carter [R, GA-1]
“Would reauthorize the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) located in Brunswick, Georgia. Since its creation in the 1970’s, FLETC has provided high-quality, cost-effective, standardized training for federal law enforcement training officers from multiple agencies,” according to the bill sponsor.
Sponsor: Rep. Will Hurd [R, TX-23]
“Will give state and local governments access to federal resources when it comes to securing their digital information systems,” according to the bill sponsor. “directs the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to coordinate with state and local governments on securing their information systems on a voluntary basis. The NCCIC can assist in identifying system vulnerabilities and possible solutions. They can also provide technical, implementation and privacy training for cybersecurity analysts. In addition, the NCCIC will be required to seek feedback from state and local governments in order to report on the effectiveness of their efforts.” Source
(Congressman Hurd organized cyber offensive campaigns while working as an undercover officer in the CIA.)
Sponsor: Rep. Michael McCaul [R, TX-10]
Establishes a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives Office (CBRNE) within the Department of Homeland Security.
Sponsor: Rep. John Ratcliffe [D, TX-4]
Would expand: (1) the role of the Directorate of Science and Technology as the primary research, development, testing.