Reid calls for terror czar

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Monday unveiled a litany of Democratic proposals to combat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, following President Obama's address to the country Sunday.

Among the proposals that will be incorporated into a comprehensive bill is the creation of an ISIL "czar," or one point person in the federal government to coordinate the response to the terrorist group. According to a Reid aide, the bill includes 12 main components aimed at foreign and domestic policies.

"Senate Democrats support President Obama's plan to fight [ISIL] and protect America," Reid said on the Senate floor. He added, "We also know that we can do more to fight terrorists."

Tribune News Service