April 4, 2020
House Approves 18-Month CFATS Extension, Shifting Focus To Senate
The House early on March 14 approved by unanimous consent a bill to reauthorize the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) facility security program for 18 months, moving the measure to the Senate where some members favor replacing the CFATS program with a voluntary program similar to a plan suggested by the Trump administration. The lower chamber’s bill, H.R. 6160, would reauthorize DHS’ Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program for another 18 months past its looming April 18 expiration . The...
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