House Votes to Pass Domestic Terrorism Bill, Bill Moves to Senate

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed a bill to prevent Domestic Terrorism in the United States. The ‘Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2022’ advanced with a vote of 222 to 203 and is aimed at not only preventing domestic terrorism but also combating the threat of violent extremism by White supremacists and comes after this weekend’s shooting in Buffalo, New York. The ‘Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act’ would set up offices specifically focused on domestic terrorism at the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the FBI which would track and analyze domestic terrorist activity with the goal of better preparing the federal government to identify risks in order to take preventative action. It would also create a requirement for biannual reporting on domestic terrorism threats. The bill will head to the Senate for consideration next week and will require 60 votes to be signed into law.