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House Democrat Seeks To Extend CFATS Without Changes Amid Shutdown

January 07, 2019
The House is poised to vote Jan. 8 on Democrats' legislation to reauthorize for two years the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) industrial facility security program which rejects GOP calls for changes to the program, though the effort faces uncertain prospects amid the ongoing government shutdown. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) introduced H.R. 251 seeking a two-year extension of DHS' Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program, which is set to expire Jan. 19. Thompson's bill includes...

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