What is House Bill H.R. 2932?
This bill — the Homeland Security for Children Act — would require the Dept. of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans to review and incorporate policy feedback from organizations representing the needs of children into DHS policy.
Additionally, it would direct the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to identify and integrate the needs of children into activities to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against the risk of natural disaster, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters. FEMA would appoint a technical expert to coordinate such integration.
Argument in favor
Children are the most vulnerable during disasters, and this bipartisan bill would ensure that Homeland Security & FEMA receive feedback from experts related to their protection that could be incorporated into agency disaster planning.