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Key Lawmakers At Odds Over CFATS Extension As Deadline Looms

January 09, 2019
Key House and Senate lawmakers are at odds over how to extend the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) chemical facility safety program, raising doubts that lawmakers will act before the program's authorization expires later this month. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and his Senate GOP counterpart, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), indicated in competing statements Jan. 8 that they disagree over how to reauthorize the DHS' Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS). After the House overwhelmingly approved Thompson's bill...

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