Congresswoman Martha McSally

Representing the 2nd District of Arizona

U.S. Rep. McSally Introduces Two Bills to Stop Terror Attacks

January 24, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today introduced two bills, the CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing Act and the DHS Support for Fusion Centers Act, to better prepare local communities against terrorist attacks. The bills’ introduction comes one day ahead of the Corporate Security Symposium, a daylong event being held in Tucson tomorrow for local business representatives to hear from Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials about the evolving terror threat.

“Information about known terror threats does little good if it never reaches local officials,” said Rep. McSally. “There’s just too much at stake to allow a failure to work together to put our communities at risk. That’s why I’m introducing this legislation to help ensure local law enforcement have the tools, information, and personnel they need to keep us safe.”

The CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing Act puts in place information sharing practices between DHS and local law enforcement agencies related to attacks using chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear agents. The DHS Support for Fusion Centers Act requires federal intelligence officials assess the personnel needs at regional fusion centers and determine if additional access to classified information is needed.

Tomorrow’s Corporate Security Symposium is being hosted in Tucson thanks to Rep. McSally’s persistent advocacy efforts. Over 200 representatives from the business community are expected to attend. Watch Rep. McSally’s recorded welcome message HERE.

Both of today’s bills passed the House in the 114th Congress.

To view the legislative text for the CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing Act, click HERE.

To view the legislative text for the DHS Support for Fusion Centers Act, click HERE

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