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house Bill H.R. 2200

Sharing Terror Threat Info Between DHS, the Intelligence Community, and Local Agencies

Argument in favor

DHS, the intelligence community, and local authorities need to be in regular communication about the threat of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear terror attacks. This bill provides greater oversight into that process.

Delaware57's Opinion
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05/26/2016
Protecting the us citizens is number 1 priority!
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05/26/2016
Knowing is half the battle. The other half is men with painted faces kicking down doors in the middle of the night and removing High Value Targets off the battlefield.
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Debaucheross's Opinion
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05/27/2016
This bill merely makes clear what the OIA and all other defense related agencies cooperatively should have been doing along. I see no problem with having goals made clear, but ideally I would do away with the DHS altogether because of ridiculous bills like this that have to tell it what to do.
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Argument opposed

Federal and local law enforcement agencies learned their lesson about the consequences of failing to share information after September 11th — they can be trusted to do so in the future without Congress looking over their shoulder.

Richard's Opinion
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05/26/2016
This was supposed to be the whole purpose of the DHS. What is a new law going to do if this Agency can't accomplish it's founding mission? If this needs to be done is this going to be like the VA - endless incompetency, fiscal waste and mismanagement?
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Scott's Opinion
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05/27/2016
My inclination is the various intelligence, law enforcement and DHS agencies do not need a bunch of Congressmen and Senators who don't really know much about the internal workings of each organization, micro managing them. At the most, I believe an annual report basically outlining wether or not each is playing well with the other and possibly asking for necessary assistance is all that is needed. Sometimes, less is more.
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David's Opinion
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05/26/2016
Does Congress need to tell the President's agencies how to manage? This Congress can't do its job, but it has the managerial insight needed to coordinate the fight against terrorism? Who are they trying to kid?
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    Protecting the us citizens is number 1 priority!
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    This was supposed to be the whole purpose of the DHS. What is a new law going to do if this Agency can't accomplish it's founding mission? If this needs to be done is this going to be like the VA - endless incompetency, fiscal waste and mismanagement?
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    My inclination is the various intelligence, law enforcement and DHS agencies do not need a bunch of Congressmen and Senators who don't really know much about the internal workings of each organization, micro managing them. At the most, I believe an annual report basically outlining wether or not each is playing well with the other and possibly asking for necessary assistance is all that is needed. Sometimes, less is more.
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    Knowing is half the battle. The other half is men with painted faces kicking down doors in the middle of the night and removing High Value Targets off the battlefield.
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    This bill merely makes clear what the OIA and all other defense related agencies cooperatively should have been doing along. I see no problem with having goals made clear, but ideally I would do away with the DHS altogether because of ridiculous bills like this that have to tell it what to do.
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    Does Congress need to tell the President's agencies how to manage? This Congress can't do its job, but it has the managerial insight needed to coordinate the fight against terrorism? Who are they trying to kid?
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    We are told all day long that we are trying to stop terror attacks by wide spread information gathering technologies, and people don't want an oversight program to insure that our agency's are doing it correctly? This is common sense. Pass this so we know there are plans in place to share data.
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    DHS is a mess and violates the Constitution constantly... but they do still potentially serve a purpose, and I'd like to see them utilized effectively, if not totally revamped.
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    That's a stupid question, yes!
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    If anyone needs better oversight, it has to be the federal agencies protecting us.
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    This is what they already do- or should be doing. No need to have Congress involved in the day-to-day.
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    Anything involving terrorism needs to be shared.
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    I support this bill PROVIDED that it respects constitutional guarantees against illegal search-and-seizures and command-and-control remains reactive and temporary, lasting as long as the emergency. I want no Gestapo in our country.
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    What's thr purpose of the DHS, if not this?
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    Why does this need congress to Vote
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    Yes, they need to be held accountable if they do not.
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    Communication is key.
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    Can't believe they don't do this now. The more informed the better.
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    However, when is Homeland Security going to make mass transit safer with increased security scrutiny? Lines that are long at airports should result from improved searches of passengers and their travel paraphernalia, as occurs in Israel. Are you waiting for another flight disaster, a la 9-11?
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    We need as much foresight as possible when it comes to terrorist threats and 9/11 should have been our lesson to start sharing intelligence between all agencies.
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