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H.R. 4408: National Strategy to Combat Terrorist Travel Act of 2016

Title: National Strategy to Combat Terrorist Travel Act of 2016

Introduced: Feb 1, 2016 (114th Congress)

Sponsor: Rep. John Katko [R-NY24]

Status: Passed House - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Summary: National Strategy to Combat Terrorist Travel Act of 2016 (Sec. 2) This bill requires the President to transmit to Congress a national strategy to combat terrorist travel. Such strategy shall address efforts to intercept terrorists and foreign fighters and constrain domestic and international travel by such persons. The President shall direct: (1) the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop the initial national strategy, an updated strategy (to be submitted within 180 after the commencement of a new presidential administration), and implementation plans for each national strategy; and (2) other federal agencies to coordinate with DHS in the development and implementation of such strategy and updates. The initial national strategy and updates shall: include an accounting and description of all federal government programs, projects, and activities to constrain travel by terrorists and foreign fighters; identify specific security vulnerabilities within the United States and abroad that may be exploited by such persons; delineate goals for closing those vulnerabilities and enhancing the federal government's ability to constrain such travel; and describe actions and the means needed to achieve such goals. The requirement to transmit: (1) updated national strategies shall terminate 7 years after the date of enactment of this Act, and (2) implementation plans shall terminate 10 years after such date.

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