Title: Protect America Act of 2017
Subject: Crime and law enforcement: Congressional oversight: Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation: Criminal justice information and records: Firearms and explosives: Intelligence activities, surveillance, classified information: Licensing and registrations: Terrorism
Description: Protect America Act of 2017 Preventing Terrorists From Obtaining Firearms Act of 2017 This bill amends the federal criminal code to authorize the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) or a U.S. Attorney's Office to delay for up to 72 hours and file an emergency petition to prohibit a firearm transfer to a person who is being investigated, or who during the past five years has been investigated, as a known or suspected terrorist. Preventing Terrorists From Obtaining Explosives Act of 2017 Additionally, the bill authorizes the ATF or a U.S. Attorney's Office to delay for up to 90 days and file an emergency petition to prohibit the approval of an application for an explosives permit or license from a person who is being investigated, or who during the past five years has been investigated, as a known or suspected terrorist. The bill requires the Department of Justice to review the terrorist watch and no-fly lists and remove the name of any person whose name was erroneously placed on such lists.
Session: 115th Congress
Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Last Action Date: October 19, 2017
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Percentage of House Of Representatives sponsoring bill: 0% (2 of 435)
|Oct 19, 2017
|Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
|Oct 10, 2017
|Introduced in House
|Oct 10, 2017
|Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
|Oct 13 2017
|There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Committee Name: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations
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