Meehan’s WMD Intelligence and Information Sharing Act Passes House

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Patrick Meehan (PA-07), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies, issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1542, the WMD Intelligence and Information Sharing Act. The bill streamlines information-sharing between federal intelligence agencies on weapons of mass destruction and eases the communication of data regarding these threats to law enforcement. H.R. 1542 passed the House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support.

“The Boston Marathon attacks showed the need for better intelligence sharing between federal and local authorities. And given the threat of an attack from terror groups with access to chemical, biological, radiologicaland nuclear materials, the stakes are too high to not do all we can to ensure effective information sharing,” said Meehan.

“By streamlining communication, this bill can help prevent future attacks from foreign or home-grown threats,” Meehan continued. “In fact, the potential for home-grown radicalization has increased the need for law enforcement and federal authorities to work together. The attack on Boston this Spring proved this.”

~ News Release via The Office of Congressman Pat Meehan, representing Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District ~

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