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House to Vote on Bill to Prevent Domestic Terrorism in the Wake of Buffalo Mass Shooting

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PROSPECT HEIGHTS – Days after the deadly mass shooting at a supermarket in a predominantly black neighborhood in Buffalo, lawmakers are pushing for change.

The Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2022 is up for a vote Wednesday in the House of Representatives.

As its name indicates, the bill is aimed at preventing domestic terrorism and fighting racist violence.

It would set up offices focused on domestic terrorism at the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice, including the FBI.

They would track and analyze domestic terrorist activity with the goal of preventing it, rather than just reacting after the fact.

The bill would also call for a report twice a year on the threats we face with a specific section for white supremacists and neo-Nazis.

Once the bill passes the democratic-controlled House as expected, it’ll head to the Senate for consideration.