Introduced by U.S. Representative Ike Skelton, D-MO, on March 29, 2001, the Homeland Security Strategy Act, also known as H.R.1292, if passed, required the President of the United States to design and implement a strategy for providing security to the homeland. On March 29, 2001, this legislation was referred to the Committee on the Armed Services on Transportation and Infrastructure. On April 4, 2001, it was sent to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and on April 19, 2001, it was sent by the Judiciary Committee to the Subcommittee on Crime. On August 10, 2001, it received unfavorable Executive Comment from the Department of Defense. The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, occurred one month later.
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