The 116th Congress and Preventing Extremist Violence: Look North for Guidance
News Media: Just Security
Subject(s): Countering Radicalisation and Extremist Violence, USA, Canada
Democrats taking control of the U.S. House today with the start of the 116thCongress have a long and growing list of policy (as well as investigative) priorities. Included on it should be the development of an appropriate national framework for preventing extremist violence of any type in the United States, whether committed by a white supremacist, a neo-Nazi, or someone inspired by ISIS or al-Qaida propaganda. The Trump administration ignored the request from the 115thCongress to submit such a framework by June 2018 and has cut funding for locally-led prevention efforts. The new Congress should act.