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HR 5005 - Establishing the Department of Homeland Security - National Key Vote

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NOTE: THIS VOTE PASSED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT, MEANING NO MEMBER OBJECTED TO THE PASSAGE OF THE VOTE. THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY INDICATE THAT ALL MEMBERS FAVORED THE VOTE'S OUTCOME.

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Title: Establishing the Department of Homeland Security

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would create a Homeland Security Department with cabinet-level status for the purpose of protecting United States security.

Highlights:

  • Consolidates 22 independent agencies into the new department, including Secret Service, Transportation Security Administration, Coast Guard, Customs Service and Federal Emergency Management Agency.
  • Requires the Department to be responsible for border security, immigration affairs, intelligence, science and technology, emergency preparedness, and infrastructure protection.
  • Creates of the National Office for Combating Terrorism within the White House.
  • Requires the new department to consult with the Defense Department about training emergency crews for possible attacks.
  • Requires that every state much have at least one liaison officer for the Department of Homeland Security to coordinate efforts between federal, state and local officials.
  • Authorizes airline pilots to carry handguns and use force if necessary and provides training for them.
  • Splits Immigration and Naturalization Service between immigration enforcement and naturalization services.

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

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Title: Establishing the Department of Homeland Security

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would create a Homeland Security Department with cabinet-level status for the purpose of protecting United States security.

Highlights:

  • Consolidates 22 independent agencies into the new department, including Secret Service, Transportation Security Administration, Coast Guard, Customs Service and Federal Emergency Management Agency.
  • Requires the Department to be responsible for border security, immigration affairs, intelligence, science and technology, emergency preparedness, and infrastructure protection.
  • Creates of the National Office for Combating Terrorism within the White House.
  • Requires the new department to consult with the Defense Department about training emergency crews for possible attacks.
  • Requires that every state much have at least one liaison officer for the Department of Homeland Security to coordinate efforts between federal, state and local officials.
  • Authorizes airline pilots to carry handguns and use force if necessary and provides training for them.
  • Splits Immigration and Naturalization Service between immigration enforcement and naturalization services.

Title: Establishing the Department of Homeland Security

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