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Emily GirschSep 9, 2017, 6:06 pm

Rep. Gottheimer introduces new legislation to battle domestic terrorism

The FASTER Act would allow law enforcement to freeze the bank accounts of suspected terrorists

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Rep. Josh Gottheimer introduced the "FASTER Act," or the Freezing Assets of Suspected Terrorists or Enemy Recruits Act, at a press conference on Saturday.

The legislation would give local law enforcement the ability to freeze the bank accounts of suspected terrorists.

"We ned to make sure that they have every resource to protect our communities," Gottheimer said.

Rep. Gottheimer said that he has been working with local law enforcement to promote the legislation, and police officials say that this ability could have helped prevent attacks where the terrorist was operating out of New Jersey, such as Ahmad Khan Rahimi, the accused terrorist allegedly responsible for the 2016 bombings in Seaside Park, New Jersey and in Chelsea, Manhattan. Rahimi allegedly planned the attacks from Linden.

Gottheimer says that he will be promoting the legislation locally, and it will be vote don by congress within the next few weeks.

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