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House passes 9/11 Commission Implementation Bill

In one of the first acts of the 110th Congress, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, the Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act of 2007. The bill would codify various recommendations from the 9/11 Commission Report, including establishing a formula for distributing DHS anti-terrorism grants and establishing a grant program for emergency response communications.Funds from DHS anti-terror grant programs like the State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP) and the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) are partially distributed based on assessed risk. Regardless of assessed risk, each state is guaranteed to receive a certain percentage of the overall level of fund...

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