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.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
- senate Committees
- The house Passed January 29th, 2019Roll Call Vote 412 Yea / 12 Nay
Committee on Homeland SecurityIntroducedJanuary 10th, 2019
- house Committees
What is House Bill H.R. 449?
Cost of House Bill H.R. 449
In-Depth: Rep. 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.”
Of Note: DHS 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.
Homeland Security Committee Republicans (115th Congress)
Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) Floor Remarks (In Favor, Previous Congress)
Rep. Nanette Barragán (D-CA) Floor Remarks (In Favor, Previous Congress)
Countable (115th Congress)
Summary by Lorelei Yang(Photo Credit: iStockphoto.com / RichLegg)