State and Local Homeland Security: Unresolved Issues for the 109th Congress
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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Arguably, the three most important homeland security public laws enacted following the terrorist attacks on September 2001 are P.L. 107-56, Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act USA PATRIOT Act P.L. 107-296, Homeland Security Act of 2002 and P.L. 108-458, Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004. The PATRIOT Act focused on enhancing domestic security through antiterrorism measures, specifically, law enforcement and legal responses to terrorism. The Homeland Security Act established the Department of Homeland Security DHS, and the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act restructured the U.S. intelligence community to better assist in terrorism preparedness and response.
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