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House of Representatives Passes CFATS Legislation

07/09/14

Source: SOCMA
Related Topics: Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)
A chemical facility antiterrorism standards bill, House Resolution 4007, The CFATS Authorization and Accountability Act of 2014, passed in the U.S. House of Representatives by a simple voice vote Tuesday, July 8, 2014. The bill provides for a simple, three-year authorization with an option for vetting individuals’ access to facilities in screening against the terrorist screening database.  Now attention turns to the Senate for passage of a similar bill. The two senators currently working up the companion bill to H.R. 4007 are Senator Carper and Senator Coburn, chair and ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Though there is no bill number yet assigned to a potential Senate bill, there is a draft bill being circulated, and it is being called the Protecting American Chemical Facilities from Attack Act of 2014.






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