H.R. 1196: Counterterrorism Screening and Assistance Act of 2017

CBO Score

$13 million

Date of Report

Thu October 19th, 2017

CBO Report Details

Legislation Details

115th Congress

To require a plan to combat international travel by terrorists and foreign fighters, accelerate the transfer of certain border security systems to foreign partner governments, establish minimum international border security standards, authorize the suspension of foreign assistance to countries not making significant efforts to comply with such minimum standards, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Lee Zeldin — R — NY

This bill expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the U.S. government must ensure that capacity-building assistance to combat terrorist travel is coordinated among departments and agencies as well as with foreign implementing partners, and (2) such assistance should be prioritized for the highest-risk countries for travel by terrorists and foreign fighters. The Department of State shall submit to Congress biennially a foreign partner en...

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