Guest introduces bill to deter travel by suspected terrorists

March 8, 2019
In The News

Rep. Michael Guest (MS-03) on Thursday introduced H.R. 1590, the Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2019, a bill that would promote the identification and determent of terrorist travel.

H.R. 1590 instructs the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop and conduct a preparedness exercise related to the detection and prevention of terrorist and foreign fighter travel, according to a news release from Guest's office.

“In order to protect our nation from terrorism, our law enforcement agencies must be able to conduct swift and precise counteraction to these activities,” Guest said in a statement. “On average, the Department of Homeland Security stops 10 known or suspected terrorists per day who are attempting to enter the United States. Our nation is kept safe from these threats due to the advanced training of our federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officers. The Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act will add to the training and coordination received by these law enforcement agencies in preparation of terrorist activity response.”