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    Plains Governor Campaigning

    Himes for Governor: Fundraiser (2 hours) - Oklahoma Fundraiser (2 hours) - Texas Rally (1 hour) - Moderates - Colorado Rally (1 hour) - Moderates - Colorado Rally (1 hour) - Moderates - Texas Rally (1 hour) - Moderates - Texas Rally (1 hour) - Conservatives - Texas Rally (1 hour) - Conservatives - Texas Ad (Moderates + Conservatives) (15 minutes) - North Dakota = Tier 3 for $4.5 million Ad (Moderates + Conservatives) (15 minutes) - South Dakota = Tier 3 for $4.5 million Ad (Moderates + Conservatives) (15 minutes) - Montana = Tier 3 for $4.5 million Ad (Moderates + Conservatives) (15 minutes) - Wyoming = Tier 3 for $4.5 million Ad (Moderates + Conservatives) (15 minutes) - Nebraska = Tier 3 for $7.5 million Ad (Moderates + Conservatives) (15 minutes) - New Mexico = Tier 3 for $7.5 million Ad (Moderates + Conservatives) (15 minutes) - Oklahoma = Tier 3 for $10.5 million Ad (Moderates + Conservatives (15 minutes) - Kansas = Tier 3 for $10.5 million Total Expenses = $54 million
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    Player Warchests

    Shultz donates 50 million to Calvin Ward.
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    Zach Himes (D-OK) Press Office

    Authorized for immediate release: Plains gubernatorial candidate Zach Himes spoke at a rally in Fort Colorado, Texas. A transcript of his remarks is below. "How y'all doing today? Seriously, I am honored by how many people always come out at these rallies to show their passionate support for the cause we are all here for. In a short amount of time, we'll be deciding a lot more than just which party gets to load it over the other for the next four years. We'll be deciding what we want the Plains to look like for the people who live here." "I gotta confess right here: when we first started this campaign together, I didn't think we had a chance. I thought we'd be finished by now that we'd have been buried and yet another casualty of the Plains Establishment. And I owe it too all of you who came to hear me out and allow me to make my case. And I have learned more about the people of our region in the past year than in all my previous 42 years of life. Talking to all of you, learning your stories, your hopes and fears. All of it has greatly enriched my experience." "Lots of politicians say that we're a fickle people and that our mood swings on a dime. I say that its actually very simple. I say as long as we have money in our pockets, a doctor to look at us when we're hurt or sick, and the government stays out of our houses and keep their hands off our guns and decisions, we are perfectly happy to follow the rules." "In a few days, we all will be going to the polls together to decide who will lead the Plains for the next four years. Almost no one thinks that we have even the slightest chance. Those "experts" brought on by the media are already sharpening their knives and getting ready to dissect our campaign and what we did wrong. Let's go out there and prove 'em all wrong.
  4. Zach Himes State Senator Zach Himes will run for Governor of the Plains region. A transcript of his announcement follows: For nearly two centuries, the states of the Plains region were new and unexplored territory. The federal government encouraged migration to these lands to till the soil, establish farms, and build the America we know and love today. Today, we don't just feed this country: WE FEED THE WORLD. But it is time for us to confront the uncomfortable reality. Our states are in the midst of a growing crisis: we are losing people. Our kids are leaving because there are limited opportunities here for their futures. In direct consequence, our population i aging and with that comes all the problems of growing older. Seniors in this region do not have adequate access to the care they need to survive. And yet despite these crises, despite the growing concern, our legislators refuse to act and insist on sitting tight, twiddling their thumbs. I will bring the Plains into the 21st century to join the rest of our country. I will expand opportunities to those who live in this region. I will provide a reason for not merely our kids to stay but also for other kids to flock to our states. I will expand access to healthcare that our seniors need so desperately. I am Zach Himes, favorite son of Oklahoma, and I am running for Governor. Thank you very much. View full PR
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    Plains Governor Campaigning

    Himes for Governor: Fundraiser (2 hours) - Texas Fundraiser (2 hours) - New Mexico Rally (1 hour) - Moderates - Colorado Rally (1 hour) - Moderates - Colorado Rally (1 hour) - Moderates - Texas Rally (1 hour) - Conservatives - Texas Rally (1 hour) - Conservatives - Texas Ad (Conservatives) (15 minutes) - North Dakota - Positive = Tier 3 for $4.5 million Ad (Moderates) (15 minutes) - North Dakota - Positive = Tier 3 for $4.5 million Ad (Conservatives) (15 minutes) - South Dakota - Positive = Tier 3 for $4.5 million Ad (Moderates) (15 minutes) - South Dakota - Positive = Tier 3 for $4.5 million Ad (Conservatives) (15 minutes) - Wyoming - Positive = Tier 3 for $4.5 million Ad (Moderates) (15 minutes) - Wyoming - Positive = Tier 3 for $4.5 million Ad (Conservatives) (15 minutes) - Montana - Positive = Tier 3 for $4.5 million Ad (Moderates) (15 minutes) - Montana - Positive = Tier 3 for $4.5 million Attribute Upgrade (15 minutes) - Wealth = $2 million Attribute Upgrade (15 minutes) - Wealth = $2 million Total Expense = $40 million
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    National Right to Carry Act

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  7. Mr Shultz, with thanks to Ms. Grisham, submits A BILL To provide for grants to finance broadband transmission in certain rural areas. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the “Rural Broadband Expansion Act of 2020”. SEC. 2. COMMUNITY CONNECT GRANT PROGRAM. (a) In General.—The Secretary of Agriculture (in this section referred to as the “Secretary”) shall make grants to finance broadband transmission in rural areas eligible for Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program benefits authorized by section 2331 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990, and shall offer assistance to persons interested in applying for the grants with respect to the grant application process. (b) Reporting Requirements.— (1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall require any entity receiving a grant under this section to submit annual reports until 3 years after completion of the project for which the grant is made, in a format specified by the Secretary, that describes— (A) the use by the entity of the grant, including new equipment and capacity enhancements that support high-speed broadband access for educational institutions, health care providers, and public safety service providers (including the estimated number of end users who are currently using or forecasted to use the new or upgraded infrastructure); and (B) the progress towards fulfilling the objectives for which the grant is made, including— (i) the number and location of residences and businesses that will receive new broadband service, existing network service improvements, and facility upgrades resulting from the grant; (ii) the speed of broadband service; (iii) the average price of broadband service in a proposed service area; (iv) any changes in broadband service adoption rates, including new subscribers generated from demand-side projects; and (v) any other metrics the Secretary determines to be appropriate. (2) ADDITIONAL REPORTING.—The Secretary may require any additional reporting and information by any recipient of a grant under this section so as to ensure compliance with this section. (c) Audits.—The Inspector General, Department of Agriculture, shall conduct annual audits of the grant program provided for in this section, and shall direct the Secretary to implement such recommendations as the Inspector General finds necessary to ensure that the funds made available under subsection (f) are used properly and efficiently. (d) GAO Reports.—The Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to the Secretary annual reports that assess the progress and level of success of the grant program provided for in this section. (e) Annual Reports To The Congress.—The Secretary shall submit an annual report to the Committee on Agriculture and the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate on how the grant funds provided under subsection (a) were used by the recipients, how many households, businesses, community centers, and critical community facilities received broadband service as a result of the grants, in which regions the broadband service was provided, how many applications for the grants were denied, and how many of the grants were provided. (f) Limitations On Authorization Of Appropriations.—To carry out this section, there are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary $100,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2019 through 2023, to remain available until expended, not less than 90 percent of which shall be available for grants under subsection (a).
  8. Mr. Shultz, with thanks to Senator Merkley, submits the following bill which was referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions A BILL To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish reference prices for prescription drugs for purposes of Federal health programs. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the “Fixed Drug Reference Act”. SEC. 2. REFERENCE PRICES FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS. (a) Reference Prices.—The Secretary of Health and Human Services (referred to in this section as the “Secretary”), in accordance with subsection (b), shall establish annual reference prices for each prescription drug. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, with respect to enrollees or beneficiaries in any of the Federal health programs described in subsection (c), the total acquisition cost (including the amount covered by the Federal health program and any cost-sharing amount and taking into account any discount or rebate provided by the manufacturer) for a drug shall not exceed the reference price for such drug. (b) Criteria.— (1) IN GENERAL.—Each year, the Secretary shall establish the reference price for each prescription drug under subsection (a) by determining the median price for the drug among the reference countries. (2) REFERENCE COUNTRIES.—For purposes of paragraph (1), the reference countries are Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Canada, Australia, Spain, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Sweden. (c) Federal Health Programs.—The reference prices established under subsection (a) shall apply with respect to covered inpatient and outpatient drugs under— (1) the Medicare program under title XVIII of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395 et seq.); (2) a State Medicaid plan under title XIX of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396 et seq.); (3) the State Children's Health Insurance Program under title XXI of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1397aa et seq.); (4) the TRICARE program under chapter 55 of title 10, United States Code; (5) hospital care and medical services furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs under chapters 17 and 18 of title 38, United States Code; (6) the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program established under chapter 89 of title 5, United States Code; and (7) any health program, service, function, activity, or facility funded, in whole or part, under the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (25 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), including through direct or contract care provided under such Act or through a contract or compact under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 5304 et seq.). (d) Applicability To Other Purchasers Of Drugs.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, as a condition for receiving reimbursements under any of the Federal programs described in subsection (c) for any drug, a drug manufacturer shall offer prescription drugs at the reference price to all individuals, including individuals who are not insured and individuals who are covered under a group health plan or group or individual health insurance coverage. In the case of individuals covered by a group health plan or group or individual health insurance coverage, such requirement is met if the amount covered under such plan or coverage plus the cost-sharing amount does not exceed the reference price. (e) Applicability To Brand And Generic Drugs.—The reference price established under subsection (a) shall apply to drugs approved under subsection (c) or (j) of section 505 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 355) or under subsection (a) or (k) of section 351 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 262).
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    @HimesForGov

    Thanks Governor @jackswanner for doing the right thing and introducing the Naloxone bill. The Plains desperately needs a response to the opioid crisis and this is a start.
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    @HimesForGov

    Gubernatorial candidate for the Plains region.
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    Fixed Drug Reference Act

    Mr. Speaker, This bill is nothing less than common sense. I move for UC. I yield.
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    Zach Himes (D-OK) Press Office

    Authorized for immediate release: Plains Gubernatorial candidate Zach Himes held a rally in Casper, Wyoming. A transcript of his remarks is below. "Hello everyone. How are y'all doing? Thank you all for coming out. I'm always so humbled to see the number of people who support us and our campaign. Folks, I believe that when we stick together, we cannot be stopped by any barrier. And that's just what our campaign is about: breaking down the barriers surrounding the Plains that continue to hold us back." "By the way, I'd like to welcome Congressman Vang to the Plains. Its not often that we find a man willing to campaign out in an area that is so reliably for his party but Congressman Vang is a leader and one who is determined to carry all of his side to victory, regardless of how weak they are. I suppose though, if I were Congressman Vang, I too would want my guy in control to implement my agenda." "But I don't want to turn this rally into a bash of either my opponent or a Presidential candidate. Because its not about them today. Its about you, the people of the Plains. You, the people, who have worked hard and lived honestly. The fat cats in Washington continue to believe they are entitled to your votes, that they are entitled to rule over us. So strong is their belief in their entitlement that they only come back here every few months to lie and grift, contort themselves in all shapes, and promise you the world. And when that is all done, they leave all us miserable peasants behind and hightail it back to their ivory towers, martinis, and other well-heeled elites. Perhaps they should remember that it is we, the people, who are sovereign and that they, the servants of our whims, are fully accountable. And we the people, demand change today. We deserve leaders who are ready to embrace the future and move the Plains forward." "When I am elected governor of the Plains in just a few months, the people of the Plains will be my priority. I shall not allow any elite from either side to dominate the conversation of how to move the Plains forward."
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    Zach Himes (D-OK) Press Office

    Authorized for immediate release: Plains Gubernatorial candidate Zach Himes unveiled plans for tackling the ongoing opioid crisis. 1. Expanding Medicaid under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act to ensure that all Plains residents are covered. 2. Introducing a bill creating a region wide public option to bring down healthcare insurance premiums. 3. Providing greater access to naloxone for opioid overdoses. 4. Decriminalizing marijuana to provide an alternative for pain relief. 5. Expanding subsidies for Rehabilitation/Therapy programs and passing a bill to ensure system accountability.
  14. Mr. Speaker, I second the gentlewoman's motion. I yield.
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    Zach Himes (D-OK) Press Office

    Authorized for immediate release: Plains Gubernatorial candidate Zach Himes released a new plan for a regional redistricting board today. 1. The panel will be chaired by the governor. He/She will not vote. The panel will contain 3 members from the majority party, 3 from the minority, and 5 randomly selected public members. 2. A two-thirds majority must agree to the final maps. 3. This must include at least two members of the minority party. 4. Plans will be adopted for 10 years on condition of 3 being true. 5. Plans will only be adopted for 4 years on condition of 3 being false.
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    Zach Himes (D-OK) Press Office

    Authorized for immediate release: Plains Gubernatorial candidate Zach Himes announced plans for ensuring greater accountability in state government. Himes announced plans to bring forward the following bills upon being elected governor. 1. A Bill requiring any candidate for public office to release their tax returns to the public no later than 180 days before election day. 2. A Bill requiring state officials to place their assets into a blind trust no later than 10 days before commencement of next session. 3. A Bill creating a non-partisan regional redistricting board.
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    @HimesForGov

    What does @spalding bring to the table? Pretty much nothing. He is basically your classic copy paste Washingtonian Republican career politician. Not much substance, even less charisma, but lots of cash. Are we going to let @spalding buy the Plains as though he's entitled to rule over us?
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    Plains Governor Campaigning

    Himes for Governor: Fundraiser (2 hours) - Kansas Fundraiser (2 hours) - Arizona Rally (1 hour) - Progressives - New Mexico Rally (1 hour) - Progressives - Colorado Rally (1 hour) - Progressives - Texas Rally (1 hour) - Moderates - Montana Rally (1 hour) - Moderates - Texas Rally (1 hour) - Conservatives - Texas Ad (Progressives) (15 minutes) - Nebraska - Positive = Tier 1 for $3 million Ad (Progressives) (15 minutes) - North Dakota - Positive = Tier 2 for $3 million Ad (Progressives) (15 minutes) - South Dakota - Positive = Tier 2 for $3 million Ad (Progressives) (15 minutes) - Wyoming - Positive = Tier 2 for $3 million Ad (Moderates) (15 minutes) - Nebraska - Positive = Tier 1 for $3 million Ad (Moderates) (15 minutes) - North Dakota - Positive = Tier 2 for $3 million Ad (Moderates) (15 minutes) - South Dakota - Positive = Tier 2 for $3 million Ad (Moderates) (15 minutes) - Wyoming - Positive = Tier 2 for $3 million Total Expense = $24 million
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    @HimesForGov

    Do you notice how @jackswanner doesn't mention @spalding once? Its because he knows that @spalding won't prioritize the Plains if he's elected. The Plains needs a #FullTimeGov.
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    @REP_SHULTZ_TEX

    The Official Twitter of Representative John Shultz, TX-22.
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    @REP_SHULTZ_TEX

    Remember when @spalding put aside partisan loyalty and voted to save American lives? Yeah, I don't either. @spalding is #SoftOnTerrorism.
  22. Mr. Shultz, with thanks to Mr. Schneider, submits A BILL To authorize dedicated domestic terrorism offices within the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to analyze and monitor domestic terrorist activity and require the Federal Government to take steps to prevent domestic terrorism. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the “Defeat of Internal Threats Act”. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. Congress finds the following: (1) White supremacists and other right-wing extremists are the most significant domestic terrorism threat facing the United States. (2) An unclassified May 2017 joint intelligence bulletin from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security found that “white supremacist extremism poses [a] persistent threat of lethal violence,” and that White supremacists “were responsible for 49 homicides in 26 attacks from 2000 to 2016 … more than any other domestic extremist movement”. (3) According to the New America Foundation, since September 11, 2001, 77 Americans have died in terrorist attacks by domestic extremists in the United States. Eighty-nine percent were killed by far-right-wing extremists. (4) The fatal attacks described in paragraph (3) include— (A) the August 5, 2012, mass shooting at a Sikh gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, in which a White supremacist shot and killed 6 members of the gurdwara; (B) the April 13, 2014, mass shooting at a Jewish community center and a Jewish assisted living facility in Overland Park, Kansas, in which a neo-Nazi shot and killed 3 civilians, including a 14-year-old teenager; (C) the June 8, 2014, ambush in Las Vegas, Nevada, in which 2 supporters of the far right-wing “patriot” movement shot and killed 2 police officers and a civilian; (D) the June 17, 2015, mass shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, in which a White supremacist shot and killed 9 members of the church; (E) the November 27, 2015, mass shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in which an anti-abortion extremist shot and killed a police officer and 2 civilians; (F) the March 20, 2017, murder of an African-American man in New York City, allegedly committed by a White supremacist who reportedly traveled to New York “for the purpose of killing black men”; (G) the May 26, 2017, attack in Portland, Oregon, in which a White supremacist allegedly murdered 2 men and injured a third after the men defended 2 young women whom the individual had targeted with anti-Muslim hate speech; and (H) the August 12, 2017, attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which a White supremacist allegedly killed one and injured nineteen after driving his car through a crowd of individuals protesting a neo-Nazi rally, and of which Attorney General Jeff Sessions said, “It does meet the definition of domestic terrorism in our statute.”. (5) The Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism found that right-wing extremists were responsible for 150 terrorist acts, attempted acts, and plots and conspiracies that took place in the United States between 1993 and 2017. These attacks resulted in the deaths of 255 people and injured more than 600. (6) According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, in 2015, for the first time in 5 years, the number of hate groups in the United States rose by 14 percent. The increase included a more than twofold rise in the number of Ku Klux Klan chapters. The number of anti-government militias and “patriot” groups also grew by 14 percent in 2015. (7) In November 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released its annual hate crime incident report, which found that in 2016, hate crimes increased by almost 5 percent, including a 19-percent rise in hate crimes against American Muslims. Similarly, the previous year’s report found that in 2015, hate crimes increased by 6 percent. Much of that increase came from a 66-percent rise in attacks on American Muslims. In both reports, race-based crimes were most numerous; more than 50 percent of those hate crimes targeted African Americans. (8) In January 2017, a right-wing extremist who had expressed anti-Muslim views was charged with murder for allegedly killing 6 people and injuring nineteen in a shooting rampage at a mosque in Quebec City, Canada. It was the first-ever mass shooting at a mosque in North America, and Prime Minister Trudeau labeled it a terrorist attack. (9) Between January and July 2017, news reports found 63 incidents in which American mosques were targeted by threats, vandalism, or arson. SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS. In this Act— (1) the term “Director” means the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; (2) the term “domestic terrorism” has the meaning given the term in section 2331 of title 18, United States Code; (3) the term “Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee” means the committee within the Department of Justice tasked with assessing and sharing information about ongoing domestic terrorism threats; and (4) the term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Homeland Security. SEC. 4. OFFICES TO COMBAT DOMESTIC TERRORISM. (a) Authorization Of Offices To Monitor, Analyze, Investigate, And Prosecute Domestic Terrorism.— (1) DOMESTIC TERRORISM UNIT.—There is authorized a Domestic Terrorism Unit in the Office of Intelligence and Analysis of the Department of Homeland Security, which shall be responsible for monitoring and analyzing domestic terrorism activity. (2) DOMESTIC TERRORISM OFFICE.—There is authorized a Domestic Terrorism Office in the Counterterrorism Section of the National Security Division of the Department of Justice— (A) which shall be responsible for investigating and prosecuting incidents of domestic terrorism; and (B) which shall be headed by the Domestic Terrorism Counsel. (3) DOMESTIC TERRORISM SECTION OF THE FBI.—There is authorized a Domestic Terrorism Section within the Counterterrorism Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which shall be responsible for investigating domestic terrorism activity. (b) Joint Report On Domestic Terrorism.— (1) ANNUAL REPORT REQUIRED.—Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, and each year thereafter, the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Attorney General, and the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation shall submit a joint report authored by the domestic terrorism offices authorized under paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) of subsection (a) to— (A) the Committee on the Judiciary, the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate; and (B) the Committee on the Judiciary, the Committee on Homeland Security, and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives. (2) CONTENTS.—Each report submitted under paragraph (1) shall include— (A) an assessment of the domestic terrorism threat posed by White supremacists, including White supremacist infiltration and recruitment of law enforcement officers and members of the Armed Forces; (B) (i) in the first report, an analysis of incidents or attempted incidents of domestic terrorism that have occurred in the United States since April 19, 1995; and (ii) in each subsequent report, an analysis of incidents or attempted incidents of domestic terrorism that occurred in the United States during the preceding year; and (C) a quantitative analysis of domestic terrorism for the preceding year, including the number of— (i) domestic terrorism related assessments initiated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, including the number of assessments from each classification and subcategory; (ii) domestic terrorism related preliminary investigations initiated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, including the number of preliminary investigations from each classification and subcategory, and how many preliminary investigations resulted from assessments; (iii) domestic terrorism related full investigations initiated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, including the number of full investigations from each classification and subcategory, and how many full investigations resulted from preliminary investigations and assessments; (iv) domestic terrorism related incidents, including the number of incidents from each classification and subcategory, the number of deaths and injuries resulting from each incident, and a detailed explanation of each incident; (v) Federal domestic terrorism related arrests, including the number of arrests from each classification and subcategory, and a detailed explanation of each arrest; (vi) Federal domestic terrorism related indictments, including the number of indictments from each classification and subcategory, and a detailed explanation of each indictment; (vii) Federal domestic terrorism related prosecutions, including the number of incidents from each classification and subcategory, and a detailed explanation of each prosecution; (viii) Federal domestic terrorism related convictions, including the number of convictions from each classification and subcategory, and a detailed explanation of each conviction; and (ix) Federal domestic terrorism related weapons recoveries, including the number of each type of weapon and the number of weapons from each classification and subcategory. (3) CLASSIFICATION AND PUBLIC RELEASE.—Each report submitted under paragraph (1) shall be— (A) unclassified, to the greatest extent possible, with a classified annex only if necessary; and (B) in the case of the unclassified portion of the report, posted on the public websites of the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (c) Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee.—There is authorized a Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee, which shall— (1) meet on a regular basis, and not less regularly than 4 times each year, to coordinate with United States Attorneys and other key public safety officials across the country to promote information sharing and ensure an effective, responsive, and organized joint effort to combat domestic terrorism; and (2) be co-chaired by— (A) the Domestic Terrorism Counsel authorized under subsection (a)(2)(B); (B) a United States Attorney or Assistant United States Attorney; (C) a member of the National Security Division of the Department of Justice; and (D) a member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (d) Focus On Greatest Threats.—The domestic terrorism offices authorized under paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) of subsection (a) shall focus their limited resources on the most significant domestic terrorism threats, as determined by the number of domestic terrorism related incidents from each category and subclassification in the joint report for the preceding year required under subsection (b). SEC. 5. TRAINING TO COMBAT DOMESTIC TERRORISM. (a) Required Training And Resources.—The State and Local Anti-Terrorism Program, funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance of the Department of Justice, shall include training and resources to assist State, local, and tribal law enforcement officers in understanding, detecting, deterring, and investigating acts of domestic terrorism. The training shall focus on the most significant domestic terrorism threats, as determined by the quantitative analysis in the joint report required under section 4(b). (b) Requirement.—Any individual who provides domestic terrorism training required under this section shall have— (1) expertise in domestic terrorism; and (2) relevant academic, law enforcement, or other experience in matters related to domestic terrorism. (c) Report.— (1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act and once each year thereafter, the Director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance shall submit an annual report to the committees of Congress described in section 4(b)(1) on the domestic terrorism training implemented under this section, which shall include copies of all training materials used and the names and qualifications of the individuals who provide the training. (2) CLASSIFICATION.—Each report submitted under paragraph (1) shall be unclassified, to the greatest extent possible, with a classified annex only if necessary. SEC. 6. COMBATTING DOMESTIC TERRORISM THROUGH JOINT TERRORISM TASK FORCES AND FUSION CENTERS. (a) In General.—The joint terrorism task forces of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and State, local, and regional fusion centers, as established under section 210A of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 124h), shall each, in coordination with the Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee and the domestic terrorism offices authorized under paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) of section 4(a) of this Act— (1) share intelligence to address domestic terrorism activities; (2) conduct an annual, intelligence-based assessment of domestic terrorism activities in their jurisdictions; and (3) formulate and execute a plan to address and combat domestic terrorism activities in their jurisdictions. (b) Requirement.—The activities required under subsection (a) shall focus on the most significant domestic terrorism threats, as determined by the number of domestic terrorism related incidents from each category and subclassification in the joint report for the preceding year required under section 4(b). SEC. 7. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. There are authorized to be appropriated to the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of Homeland Security such sums as may be necessary to carry out this Act.
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    @HimesForGov

    Why don't you go back to fundraising with your donors, @JAllen? @spalding 's going to need all the help you can offer him. Everyone knows he has nothing else.
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    Zach Himes (D-OK) Press Office

    Authorized for immediate release: Plains gubernatorial candidate Zach Himes spoke to farmers at a rally in Topeka, Kansas today. A transcript of his remarks is below. "Hiya everyone! This is absolutely incredible turnout! Thank you everyone who came out today to show your support today." "Y'know folks, I think there's something a lot of politicians in Washington forget. There are plenty of people out here, and we vote. And when we do, we bring our values to the polls: honesty, hard work, dedication, and resilience." "That's why I'm running today folks. To bring those values back to the governor's mansion. Those Washington insiders, they only show up a few times every year to bow and scrape and lie about why they should be given another term. And then, once they're elected, they go right back to taking orders from their real masters: the big banks, the big corporations, the big lobbyists. And in the process, nothing gets done. And for us, we are left with the sickening feeling that we have once more been betrayed by the people we trusted." "The time has at long last come for all of us to say 'Enough.' Enough with being failed again and again. Enough with the fiction that giving billions to the already richest will somehow help us. Enough to these politicians who tell us one thing here but do the opposite in Washington." "In the coming months, those people will try and tell you that somehow I, a humble State Senator from rural Oklahoma, am secretly a big coastal elitist. That I am out of touch. That I will take my orders from lobbyists who do not live here." "And when they do, I want each and everyone of you to see them for what they are: fat cats terrified of facing accountability, projecting their own misdeeds upon me, and believing themselves entitled to rule over you as though they were kings." "The chips are down. This is their final stand, their last ditch effort to keep you from the rewards you deserve for your honesty, your hard work, for your dedication, and for your resilience. This November, the people will finally have their champion in the governor's mansion. Two hundred and fifty years of history will show our answer."
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