- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
Committee on the JudiciaryCrime, Terrorism and Homeland SecurityIntroducedAugust 13th, 2019
- house Committees
Domestic terrorism should be subject to the same penalties as international terrorism, and federal prosecutors should be able to charge domestic terrorists accordingly. This bill ensures that this would be the case.
This bill is mostly symbolic and overly broad. Domestic terrorism laws aren’t needed to prosecute those who commit domestic terrorism, who can be charged under numerous other laws. This bill could also be interpreted to include political speech and political acts under the definition of “terrorism.”