Mark Green’s New Intelligence Enterprise Act Passes House

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U.S. Rep. Mark Green, a Republican representing Tennessee’s Seventh Congressional District, announced Thursday that his Unifying DHS Intelligence Enterprise Act, passed the House of Representatives.

According to a press release from Green’s office, the bill directs the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to establish a homeland intelligence doctrine, synchronizing intelligence sharing and improving coordination across the department.

“During my time as an Army special operations flight surgeon, I learned the value of streamlined intelligence on a mission. I am proud to sponsor this legislation unifying the Department of Homeland Security’s intelligence apparatus and enabling the Department to better carry out its mission to keep America safe.,” the press release quoted Green as saying.

“At a time of heightened threats to our security at home and abroad, we must equip the men and women of DHS to easily and effectively do their jobs as they stand on the frontlines protecting our country, patrolling our border, and enforcing our laws.”

As The Tennessee Star reported last month, Green is also co-sponsoring legislation to protect U.S. technology from Chinese espionage.

That legislation “would place certain technology on the U.S. Commerce Department’s export control list and impose sanctions on individuals who violate those controls.”

In April, Green told constituents in Brentwood that he’s sponsored or co-sponsored the following bills during his short tenure in Congress:

• A bill that would protect Gold Star families during federal government shutdowns. Gold Star families have lost family members fighting the War on Terror and receive federal benefits.

• A bill that targets drug cartels. Green said there are three drug cartels that operate like terrorist organizations, and they also intimidate law enforcement. Green did not identify the three cartels. Green’s bill would formally label these cartels as terrorist organizations, he said. Green went on to say “the resources of the federal government can pounce on them and seize their financial assets.”

• A bill to keep the U.S. Supreme Court limited to nine justices.

• A bill pertaining to notorious drug trafficker Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. The federal government seized $14 billion of “El Chapo’s” assets. Green’s bill, if enacted into law, would allow the feds to use that money on border security.

• A bill to repeal the death tax.

• A bill enacting term limits for members of Congress.

• A bill calling for military child vouchers. Green said 35 percent of people in the U.S. Army or U.S. Navy try to leave because they get assigned to a base where the local school system is subpar. Green said his bill would allow kids to have a voucher to attend a better school.

• A bill protecting children born alive during an abortion. Green said his bill requires any such child get resuscitated.

Green currently serves on the U.S. House Oversight and Homeland Security committees.

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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to chrisbutlerjournalist@gmail.com.
Photo “Mark Green” by Mark Green. 

 

 

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