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Republicans' CFATS Bill Rejects Democrats' Push For RMP Provisions

September 10, 2018
Senate Republicans have introduced a bill to reauthorize a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) facility safety program that would streamline compliance for certain facilities, but rejects calls from House Democrats and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to bolster the disclosure of facility data to first responders. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Sept. 4 introduced S. 3405 seeking to extend DHS' Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) for five years. The bill also...

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