The Senate was considering a similar bill, but it appears that the it never came to the floor. You can read all about what this legislation proposes to do in this blog post, or you can click on the first link above and read the text of the bill itself. So I'm not going to go into it in any depth. What we're talking about here is another in the avalanche of bills "to make us safe" at the expense of the Bill of Rights.
I'll just list the salient points for you:
- Congressional commission set up to hold hearings across the country on home-grown terrorists.
- The same commission gets to decide what groups are homegrown terrorists . . .
- . . . and propose legislation to take punitive action against such groups and individuals.
- After 15 months a permanent Center for Excellence in this subject will be set up to continue the vigilence.