As I have previously reported, the 112th Congress has put forth several bills that would provide long-term authority for the Chemical-Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee marked up and voted on H.R. 908, the Full Implementation of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Act on Thursday, May 26, 2011. The legislation was passed (33-16) with bi-partisan support. The Democrats were led by Rep.
During the recent hearings for CFATS legislation H.R. 908 Rand Beers, Under Secretary, National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) for the Department of Homeland Security gave testimony. One of the more interesting parts of his testimony included a rundown of the Obama administration's take on CFATS legislation.