Sending Office: Honorable Bradley Scott Schneider
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Tommy.Brown@mail.house.gov

Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act — H.R. 1931

Current cosponsors: Reps. Case, Casten, Cooper, Correa, Deutch, Escobar, Foster, Gonzalez, Hastings, Himes, Holmes Norton, Horn, Huffman, Jackson Lee, R.Kelly, Kuster, Malinowski, Meng, Ocasio-Cortez, S.Peters, Rice, Rouda,
Sherman, A.Smith, Soto, Spanberger, Torres Small, Vela

Dear Colleague:

We invite you to join us in cosponsoring H.R. 1931, the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act, which seeks to prevent acts of domestic terrorism by white supremacists and other extremist groups.

A May 2017 FBI-DHS joint intelligence bulletin found white supremacist organizations were responsible for “49 homicides in 26 attacks from 2000 to 2016 … more than any other domestic extremist movement” and the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism
found that right-wing extremists were responsible for 150 terrorist acts, attempted acts, and plots and conspiracies that took place in the United States between 1993 and 2017. Additionally, in 2012, six people were killed at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in
Oak Creek; in 2015, nine people were killed at the Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC; in 2017, one person was killed and nineteen were injured at a protest of a neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, VA; in 2018, 11 members of the Tree of Life Synagogue were
killed in Pittsburgh, PA; and just this year, a mosque in Escondido, CA was a target of arson, an individual was killed in a shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue in Poway, CA, and at least 22 people were killed in El Paso, TX in an incident being investigated
as domestic terrorism. These unfortunate events are just a handful of fatal attacks that have occurred across the country.

The Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act seeks to enhance the federal government’s efforts to prevent domestic terrorism by requiring federal law enforcement agencies to regularly assess the threat posed by white supremacists and other violent domestic extremists
and to take concrete steps to address this threat. This legislation codifies domestic terrorism offices at DHS, DOJ, and the FBI and requires joint annual reports that assess the domestic terrorism threat posed by White supremacists and neo-Nazis and analyze
incidents from the previous year. The bill requires training and resources be provided to assist law enforcement in their efforts to detect and deter acts of domestic terrorism and for joint terrorism task forces to coordinate with domestic terrorism offices
to address this threat. The bill would also establish an interagency task force to combat White supremacist and neo-Nazi infiltration of the uniformed services.

We hope you will join us in support of H.R. 1931, the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act. Please contact Tommy Brown (Tommy.Brown@mail.house.gov) with Rep. Brad Schneider if
you have any questions or would like to cosponsor.

Sincerely,

BRADLEY S. SCHNEIDER        ROBIN KELLY           VICENTE GONZALEZ          J. LUIS CORREA

Member of Congress                   Member of Congress     Member of Congress              Member of Congress

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