and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to
Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT ACT) Act of 2001
(Enrolled as Agreed to or Passed by Both House and Senate)
TITLE I--ENHANCING DOMESTIC SECURITY AGAINST TERRORISM
SEC. 101. COUNTERTERRORISM FUND.
(a) ESTABLISHMENT; AVAILABILITY- There is hereby
established in the Treasury of the United States a separate fund to be
known as the `Counterterrorism Fund', amounts in which shall remain
available without fiscal year limitation--
(1) to reimburse any Department of Justice component for any costs incurred in connection with--
(A) reestablishing the operational capability of an
office or facility that has been damaged or destroyed as the result of
any domestic or international terrorism incident;
(B) providing support to counter, investigate, or
prosecute domestic or international terrorism, including, without
limitation, paying rewards in connection with these activities; and
(C) conducting terrorism threat assessments of Federal agencies and their facilities; and
(2) to reimburse any department or agency of the
Federal Government for any costs incurred in connection with detaining
in foreign countries individuals accused of acts of terrorism that
violate the laws of the United States.
(b) NO EFFECT ON PRIOR APPROPRIATIONS- Subsection (a) shall
not be construed to affect the amount or availability of any
appropriation to the Counterterrorism Fund made before the date of the
enactment of this Act.
SEC. 102. SENSE OF CONGRESS CONDEMNING DISCRIMINATION AGAINST ARAB AND MUSLIM AMERICANS.
(a) FINDINGS- Congress makes the following findings:
(1) Arab Americans, Muslim Americans, and Americans
from South Asia play a vital role in our Nation and are entitled to
nothing less than the full rights of every American.
(2) The acts of violence that have been taken against
Arab and Muslim Americans since the September 11, 2001, attacks against
the United States should be and are condemned by all Americans who
(3) The concept of individual responsibility for
wrongdoing is sacrosanct in American society, and applies equally to
all religious, racial, and ethnic groups.
(4) When American citizens commit acts of violence
against those who are, or are perceived to be, of Arab or Muslim
descent, they should be punished to the full extent of the law.
(5) Muslim Americans have become so fearful of
harassment that many Muslim women are changing the way they dress to
avoid becoming targets.
(6) Many Arab Americans and Muslim Americans have acted
heroically during the attacks on the United States, including Mohammed
Salman Hamdani, a 23-year-old New Yorker of Pakistani descent, who is
believed to have gone to the World Trade Center to offer rescue
assistance and is now missing.
(b) SENSE OF CONGRESS- It is the sense of Congress that--
(1) the civil rights and civil liberties of all
Americans, including Arab Americans, Muslim Americans, and Americans
from South Asia, must be protected, and that every effort must be taken
to preserve their safety;
(2) any acts of violence or discrimination against any Americans be condemned; and
(3) the Nation is called upon to recognize the
patriotism of fellow citizens from all ethnic, racial, and religious
SEC. 103. INCREASED FUNDING FOR THE TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER AT THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION.
There are authorized to be appropriated for the Technical Support Center established in section 811 of the Antiterrorism and
Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-132) to help meet the demands for activities to combat terrorism and support and enhance
the technical support and tactical operations of the FBI, $200,000,000
for each of the fiscal years 2002, 2003, and 2004.
SEC. 104. REQUESTS FOR MILITARY ASSISTANCE TO ENFORCE PROHIBITION IN CERTAIN EMERGENCIES.
(1) by striking `2332c' and inserting `2332a'; and
(2) by striking `chemical'.
SEC. 105. EXPANSION OF NATIONAL ELECTRONIC CRIME TASK FORCE INITIATIVE.
The Director of the United States Secret Service shall take
appropriate actions to develop a national network of electronic crime
task forces, based on the New York Electronic Crimes Task Force model,
throughout the United States, for the purpose of preventing, detecting,
and investigating various forms of electronic crimes, including
potential terrorist attacks against critical infrastructure and
financial payment systems.
SEC. 106. PRESIDENTIAL AUTHORITY.
Section 203 of the International Emergency Powers Act (
50 U.S.C. 1702) is amended--
(1) in subsection (a)(1)--
(A) at the end of subparagraph (A) (flush to that subparagraph), by striking `; and' and inserting a comma and the following:
`by any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States;';
(B) in subparagraph (B)--
(i) by inserting `, block during the pendency of an investigation' after `investigate'; and
(ii) by striking `interest;' and inserting
`interest by any person, or with respect to any property, subject to
the jurisdiction of the United States; and';
(C) by striking `by any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States`; and
(D) by inserting at the end the following:
`(C) when the United States is engaged in armed
hostilities or has been attacked by a foreign country or foreign
nationals, confiscate any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the
United States, of any foreign person, foreign organization, or foreign
country that he determines has planned, authorized, aided, or engaged
in such hostilities or attacks against the United States; and all
right, title, and interest in any property so confiscated shall vest,
when, as, and upon the terms directed by the President, in such agency
or person as the President may designate from time to time, and upon
such terms and conditions as the President may prescribe, such interest
or property shall be held, used, administered, liquidated, sold, or
otherwise dealt with in the interest of and for the benefit of the
United States, and such designated agency or person may perform any and
all acts incident to the accomplishment or furtherance of these
(2) by inserting at the end the following:
`(c) CLASSIFIED INFORMATION- In any judicial review of a
determination made under this section, if the determination was based
on classified information (as defined in section 1(a) of the Classified Information Procedures Act) such information may be submitted to the
reviewing court ex parte and in camera. This subsection does not confer or imply any right to judicial review.'.