For purposes of this subchapter, the following terms apply:
(1) Appropriate congressional committees
The term “appropriate congressional committees” means the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Homeland Security and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives.
The term “Department” means the Department of Homeland Security.
The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Homeland Security.
The term “State” means any one of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and any other territory or possession of the United States.
The term “terrorism” has the meaning that term has in section
101 of this title.
(6) United States
The term “United States” means the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and any other territory or possession of the United States.
This subchapter, referred to in text, was in the original “this title”, meaning title XIII of Pub. L. 110–53, Aug. 3, 2007, 121 Stat. 389, which enacted this subchapter and amended section
70105 of Title
46, Shipping, and sections
46301 of Title
49, Transportation. For complete classification of title XIII to the Code, see Tables.
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