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house Bill H.R. 4227

Vehicular Terrorism: Does Homeland Security Need to Tell Congress How it’s Mitigating the Threat?

Argument in favor

Vehicular terrorism poses a serious threat, and Congress should work with the Dept. of Homeland Security to reinforce and expand upon actions being taken to mitigate the threat. This bill ensures that happens.

Dave's Opinion
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03/18/2018
Let’s make sure that vehicular terrorism includes driving over peaceful protesters, which is currently permitted (encouraged!) in several states.
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Graham's Opinion
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03/18/2018
I would hope they have been doing this already
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Maria elena's Opinion
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03/18/2018
Yes everything should be checks and balances unlike rogue behavior going on by current president!
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Argument opposed

While it’s helpful for the Dept. of Homeland Security to report on what it’s doing and what more can be done to prevent vehicular terrorism, this bill won’t directly lead to any actions being taken.

John's Opinion
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03/18/2018
Why single out vehicular threats? Does this cover domestic, right wing/neo-nazi attacks? What about NRA terrorist activities?
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Andy1's Opinion
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03/18/2018
I don’t see why congress would need to be informed. Their only response would be to arm the cars
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Karen's Opinion
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03/18/2018
Can Congress do anything once they’ve been given the information? Another waste of taxpayer money. Money to pay DHS employees, congressional staff and Congressmen to create and read a report that will be put on the shelf with other reports. This Administration wants to continue to create terror in some citizens. “The better to control you with, my dear.”
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  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • The house Passed December 20th, 2018
    Roll Call Vote 388 Yea / 2 Nay
      house Committees
      Intelligence and Counterterrorism
      Committee on Homeland Security
    IntroducedNovember 2nd, 2017

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    Let’s make sure that vehicular terrorism includes driving over peaceful protesters, which is currently permitted (encouraged!) in several states.
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    Why single out vehicular threats? Does this cover domestic, right wing/neo-nazi attacks? What about NRA terrorist activities?
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    I don’t see why congress would need to be informed. Their only response would be to arm the cars
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    Can Congress do anything once they’ve been given the information? Another waste of taxpayer money. Money to pay DHS employees, congressional staff and Congressmen to create and read a report that will be put on the shelf with other reports. This Administration wants to continue to create terror in some citizens. “The better to control you with, my dear.”
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    Heather Heyer’s (Charlottesville) murderer was charged with 1st degree murder. NO charges of terrorism or hate crime were levied, despite his professed adoration of Hitler, Nazism and white supremacy. He was in Charlottesville to march alongside hate. Address white hate crimes in America and treat them the same as any other terroristic act. 1 dead 37 injured by a white supremacist=terrorism.
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    ... Because Congress is so productive ..? Americans are still waiting for Congress to take action to protect our children from gun violence - let’s not distract them.
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    Stop wasting time with this. Evaluate gun control measures.
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    Distraction from the gun control issue.
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    I would hope they have been doing this already
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    Yes everything should be checks and balances unlike rogue behavior going on by current president!
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    Any such legislation would need to address the legislative-mandated vehicular terrorism where many states now allow (encourage?) motorists to run over peaceful protestors. And while I am no fan of DHS and think that agency should be abolished as a threat to civil liberties, neither do I trust a micro-managing even more politicized congress to oversee such controls on “terrorism”.
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    Why specifically vehicular terrorism? How is this any different from the threat posed by any other type of terrorism? This should be part of an overall report from DHS about terrorism in general.
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    Start with legislation defending protesters. We know the right wing only has laws that dismiss fault for ‘accidents’ involving protestors near motorways because they’re malicious in their intent. Far right and white supremacy groups are the real domestic treat. Read up on the statistics. We have our own domestic brand of ISIS in the right wing.
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    I don't see how informing today's Congress would be constructive.
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    That is gruesome and humorous from a group of politicians who not even a year ago offered thoughts and prayers to a white supremacist group who referred to their human opposition as 'speed bumps'. And a group of legislators who have opposed a lawsuit against the 'Unite the Right' whose policies many Republican legislators support. In this King of the Hill mentality any legislation, especially republican backed legislation, which is targeting Charlottesville NC needs to be viewed through a lens of intense scrutiny.
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    I do not feel homeland security needs to make a carpet statement to Congress about this as all this would do is put the details of our security details on the front page of every news paper/internet site for all terrorists to read and figure out ways to circumvent. At most they should report to the president and members of the government in charge of security of our homeland.
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    Quit wasting our tax dollars! If it’s going to happen it going to happen and there is not much any one can do about it!
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    DHS reports to Congress regularly don’t over regulate them to the point of paperwork lockup.
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    Of course our departments should do everything they can to prevent terrorist attacks that might take innocent lives. However, nothing has been done about the terrorism of mass shootings, which take far more lives than vehicular attacks. When will Congress do something to help protect our children and families from these violent men with guns?
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    How can this be necessary? All terrorism, regardless of technique, is a crime, homeland “security” is supposed to prevent terrorism within, thus DUH!
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