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Source: United States House of Representatives – Representative Pete Aguilar (31 CD Ca)

December 6, 2019

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Sandra Emerson, San Bernardino Sun

Days after the fourth anniversary of the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Redlands, has reintroduced legislation meant to help local agencies deal with domestic terrorism and violent extremism.

The Preventing Radical Extremists’ Violent Endeavors Now and Tomorrow, or PREVENT, Act would provide federal resources, such as clinical social workers, psychologists, religious leaders and law enforcement personnel, to train local officials to prepare for and respond to threats by violent extremists and white nationalists.

Aguilar reintroduced the act Friday Dec. 6, a move that follows the reintroduction of his Reporting Efficiently To Proper Officials in Response to Terrorism, or REPORT, Act, in October. The REPORT Act would require federal agencies investigating domestic terrorist attacks to submit reports about the incidents to Congress.