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house Bill H.R. 449

Should Homeland Security Produce a Report With Training Opportunities for State, Local & Tribal Law Enforcement?

Argument in favor

State, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies don’t have time to scour the Homeland Security website for training programs, and rely upon the report as a comprehensive list of programs. This bill ensures that Homeland Security keeps producing the report.

Leslie's Opinion
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01/30/2019
With the amount of FUNDING that HOMELAND SECURITY receives and the fact that all the law enforcement agencies across the United States of America AREN'T CONNECTED, IT WOULD SEEM TO THIS AMERICAN THAT MANY MORE CRIMES WOULD BE SOLVED AND MORE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WOULD BE PROTECTED IF HOMELAND SECURITY WOULD DO WHAT THEIR NAME IMPLIES. WHAT A CONCEPT
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Mr-Moderate's Opinion
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01/30/2019
Absolutely! As a law enforcement officer I am always looking for training opportunities. There is no central place where training is advertised. Ot is split up between state, federal and private websites. There should be a central location where the training is located.
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Lionman's Opinion
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01/29/2019
Well-trained officers of the law are good for everyone. And I am pleased to see they are taking steps to include Tribal officers as well.
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Argument opposed

Homeland Security has been producing the report this bill would mandate of its own volition for a number of years. As long as Homeland Security and the local law enforcement agencies continue to find it useful, the report would continue to be produced.

KansasTamale's Opinion
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01/29/2019
This is the problem with our police departments NOW. There are too many “Military type” classes & NOT ENOUGH PSYCHOLOGY & SOCIAL HUMANISM taught. . Homeland Security SHOULD NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH OUR POLICE FORCE. That smacks of KGB. The United States is better than that. Homeland Security needs to STAY OUT OF ICE & OUR POLICE FORCES.
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operaman's Opinion
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01/29/2019
No! Would you mix wine with Scotch? I believe states can take care of themselves.
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Mark's Opinion
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01/29/2019
Less government not more! Any bill sponsored by a Democrat is by definition BAD news for America!
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bill Progress


  • 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 January 29th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 412 Yea / 12 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Homeland Security
    IntroducedJanuary 10th, 2019

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What is House Bill H.R. 449?

This bill would require the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) Office for State and Local Law Enforcement (OSLLE) to continue producing and disseminating an annual catalog of training opportunities, programs, and services available to state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies.

Impact

State, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies; training opportunities for law enforcement; and DHS.

Cost of House Bill H.R. 449

A CBO cost estimate is unavailable.

More Information

In-DepthRep. Val Demings (D-FL) reintroduced this bill from the 115th Congress to require DHS to continue producing an annual catalog of training resources for state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies. Speaking in favor of this bill on the House floor in the previous Congress, Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) said:

“[T]he Pathways to Improving Homeland Security at the Local Level Act, sponsored by the gentlewoman from Florida (Mrs. Demings), ensures that State and local law enforcement will continue to receive valuable information on DHS resources and programs available to law enforcement… This bill is a commonsense measure focused on increasing transparency on DHS tools and resources available to State and local law enforcement.”

In the previous Congress, Rep. Nanette Barragán (D-CA)added that DHS’ training catalog is an important resources for counterterrorism and preparedness:

“[T]he Department of Homeland Security's training catalog is a primary resource for State and local jurisdictions to find opportunities to enhance their counterterrorism and preparedness capabilities. [This bill] seeks to ensure that, going forward, this vital resource remains available to the first responder community… Enactment of this bill will further strengthen the Department's partnership with State and local law enforcement to help protect the homeland. Mr. Speaker, H.R. 2427 is an important piece of legislation that has strong support on both sides of the aisle. Consideration of this measure today is particularly timely, as this week we remember those who sacrificed their lives and ran toward danger during the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil. We owe it to their memory and to the men and women that today stand on the front lines to ensure that they have access to the training and tools they need to keep their communities secure.”

This bill has no cosponsors in the current Congress. In the previous Congress, it passed the House by voice vote without any cosponsors.


Of NoteDHS OSLLE has been producing the catalog this bill would require it to continue producing for a number of years. The report, which has been well-received by state and local communities, has not been statutorily required in the past.


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Summary by Lorelei Yang

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AKA

Pathways to Improving Homeland Security at the Local Level Act

Official Title

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002, to direct the Assistant Secretary for State and Local Law Enforcement to produce and disseminate an annual catalog on Department of Homeland Security training, publications, programs, and services for State, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies, and for other purposes.

    With the amount of FUNDING that HOMELAND SECURITY receives and the fact that all the law enforcement agencies across the United States of America AREN'T CONNECTED, IT WOULD SEEM TO THIS AMERICAN THAT MANY MORE CRIMES WOULD BE SOLVED AND MORE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WOULD BE PROTECTED IF HOMELAND SECURITY WOULD DO WHAT THEIR NAME IMPLIES. WHAT A CONCEPT
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    This is the problem with our police departments NOW. There are too many “Military type” classes & NOT ENOUGH PSYCHOLOGY & SOCIAL HUMANISM taught. . Homeland Security SHOULD NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH OUR POLICE FORCE. That smacks of KGB. The United States is better than that. Homeland Security needs to STAY OUT OF ICE & OUR POLICE FORCES.
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    No! Would you mix wine with Scotch? I believe states can take care of themselves.
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    Less government not more! Any bill sponsored by a Democrat is by definition BAD news for America!
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    Absolutely! As a law enforcement officer I am always looking for training opportunities. There is no central place where training is advertised. Ot is split up between state, federal and private websites. There should be a central location where the training is located.
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    Well-trained officers of the law are good for everyone. And I am pleased to see they are taking steps to include Tribal officers as well.
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    This is a job that requires training and knowledge, or like this administration will abuse the office that the are employed in. Enough is enough, better training equals better employees and ethical results with all American citizens of this country.
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    As retired law enforcement I recognize that better police are better educated and trained and it is a legitimate role for the federal government to do the research and provide expertise for training.
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    I will give an opinion when sufficient information is provided for me to consider.
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    Federal law enforcement is an infringement on states' rights.
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    Law enforcement need all the training they can get. With state budget cuts and corruption being a major issue in some places, it would be wise to offer a wide array of options that can be used to provide them with more training to make them more effective. In an age like this there threats everywhere and it pays to be prepared for the worse possible situations, no matter how slim they seem at the time.
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    What ever happened to separation of Fed and State.
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    This doesn't clarify nearly enough information to garner approval.
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    Hate to be redundant, but-“No Brainer”-Yes!
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    Knowing what all the different aspects of the job entail is important.
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    This will help law enforcement agencies fight terrorism locally by giving them the tools for proper training and informing the public on how they can assist in helping with communications and awareness bulletins.
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    In the time of Trump, apparently, every aspect of our gov. must be told to continue the work they are supposed to do.
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    Especially for Tribal enforcement , since so many Native women are disappearing or being murdered
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    The training law enforcement receives will help them better do their jobs.
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    absolutely..they are a dependable source of teaching the right way of using weaponry
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