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March 04, 2022

Aguilar’s REPORT Act Passes Out of the House Committee on Homeland Security

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Rep. Aguilar’s REPORT Act was passed out of the House Committee on Homeland Security. The REPORT Act was introduced in the wake of the deadly attack on the US Capitol on January 6th, and would ensure that lawmakers and law enforcement agencies are better prepared to detect, prevent and respond to future incidents of domestic terrorism.

“I originally introduced this bill in response to the deadly 2015 terror attack in my hometown of San Bernardino. Since its original introduction, we’ve seen dozens of incidents of domestic terrorism, including a deadly assault on our Capitol. This legislation is about using a whole-of-government approach to provide more accurate and timely intelligence to Congress and provide resources to our local law enforcement agencies so that we can stop future terror attacks before they start. I’m grateful to have the support of my colleagues on the House Committee on Homeland Security, and I look forward to advancing this bill to the House Floor,” said Rep. Aguilar.

The REPORT Act requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to collaborate with the FBI, Office of the US Attorney General and National Counterterrorism Center to submit a report to Congress in the wake of domestic terror incidents and recommend actions to prevent future terror incidents.

The REPORT Act was passed by the House of Representatives in 2017 but was not considered by the Republican-controlled Senate.

Aguilar serves as the Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, and is a Member of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.