6:31 PM EST

Patrick L. Meehan, R-PA 7th

Mr. MEEHAN. Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 5629) to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to strengthen the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, and for other purposes, as amended.

The Clerk read the title of the bill.

The text of the bill is as follows:

H.R. 5629

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Strengthening Domestic Nuclear Security Act of 2014''.

SEC. 2. DOMESTIC NUCLEAR DETECTION OFFICE.

(a) In General.--Title XIX of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 591 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new sections:

``SEC. 1908. DOMESTIC IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GLOBAL NUCLEAR DETECTION ARCHITECTURE.

``In carrying out the mission of the Office under subparagraph (A) of section 1902(a)(4), the Director for Domestic Nuclear Detection shall provide support for planning, organization, equipment, training, exercises, and operational assessments to Federal, State, local, territorial, and tribal entities to assist in implementing radiological and nuclear detection capabilities in the event of a radiological or nuclear act of terror or other attack. Such capabilities shall be integrated into the

enhanced global nuclear detection architecture referred to in such section 1902(a)(4), and shall inform and be guided by architecture studies, technology needs, and research activities of the Office.

``SEC. 1909. SECURING THE CITIES PROGRAM.

``(a) Establishment.--The Director for Domestic Nuclear Detection shall establish the `Securing the Cities' (`STC') program to enhance, through Federal, State, local, tribal, and private entities, the ability of the United States to detect and prevent a radiological or nuclear act of terror or other attack in high-risk urban areas.

``(b) Designation of Jurisdictions.--In designating jurisdiction under subsection (a), the Director for Domestic Nuclear Detection shall consider jurisdictions designated by the Secretary as high-risk urban areas under section 2003, and other cities and regions as appropriate, for the selection of new STC locations.

``(c) Congressional Notification.--The Director for Domestic Nuclear Detection shall notify the Committee on Homeland Security and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate not later than 30 days after any additions or changes to the jurisdictions participating in the STC program under this section.

``(d) GAO Report.--Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this section, the Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to the congressional committees specified in subsection (c) an assessment, including an evaluation of the effectiveness, of the STC program.

``SEC. 1910. PROCUREMENT REFORM.

``In the event of an acquisition of a new system for a component of the Department of Homeland Security or any other Department-related or -associated end-user, the head of such component shall complete and sign a Mission Need Statement and Operational Requirements Document, in accordance with relevant Department Acquisition Management Directives.

``SEC. 1911. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

``There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this title $291,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2015 and 2016.''.

(b) Clerical Amendments.--The table of contents in section 1(b) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 is amended by striking the item relating to section 1907 and inserting the following new items:

``Sec..1907..Joint biennial interagency review of global nuclear detection architecture.

``Sec..1908..Domestic implementation of the global nuclear detection architecture.

``Sec..1909..Securing the Cities program.

``Sec..1910..Procurement reform.

``Sec..1911..Authorization of appropriations.''.

(c) Effective Date.--This Act shall take effect on the date that is 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 3. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.

The Homeland Security Act of 2002 is amended--

(1) in section 1906 (6 U.S.C. 596), in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking ``paragraphs (6) and (7) of''; and

(2) in section 1907 (6 U.S.C. 596a)--

(A) in the section heading, by striking ``

(B) in subsection (a)--

(i) in the heading, by striking ``Annual'' and inserting ``Biennial'';

(ii) in paragraph (1)--

(I) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking ``each year'' and inserting ``every two years''; and

(II) in subparagraph (C)--

(aa) in clauses (i) and (iii), by striking ``previous year'' and inserting ``previous two years'' each place it appears; and

(bb) in clause (ii), by striking ``Annual'' and inserting ``Biennial''; and

(iii) in paragraph (2), by striking ``each year'' and inserting ``every two years''; and

(C) in subsection (b)--

(i) in the heading, by striking ``Annual'' and inserting ``Biennial'';

(ii) in paragraph (1), in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by inserting ``odd-numbered'' before ``year''; and

(iii) in paragraph (2), by striking ``annual'' and inserting ``biennial''; and