U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) introduced the Vehicular Terrorism Prevention Act (S. 2077), legislation aimed at preventing terrorists from using vehicles to attack Americans.
“With radical Islamic terrorists and other extremists seeking new ways to harm Americans, it’s important the Department of Homeland Security does a thorough job combating threats,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This bill will help give Congress the information it needs to guard against terrorist attacks involving vehicles, and help law enforcement keep Americans safe.”
The legislation would direct the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide a report to Congress regarding its efforts to assess and prevent terrorist attacks involving vehicles. The report would include the current threat level, details on DHS’s collaboration with private sector partners, and recommendations on legislation necessary to support DHS’s efforts to prevent terrorism.
U.S. Representative Bob Latta (R-OH) introduced companion legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives.