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6 USC 1111 - Definitions

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.
(2) Department 
The term Department means the Department of Homeland Security.
(3) Secretary 
The term Secretary means the Secretary of Homeland Security.
(4) State 
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.
(5) Terrorism 
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.