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Senate Panel Readies For New CFATS Debate But Old Disputes Loom

June 06, 2019
A Senate panel is gearing up for a new round of debate on reauthorizing the Department of Homeland Security’s Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program, but senators signaled during a June 4 roundtable that while they agree on the need for a long-term extension, they remain divided over how much flexibility to provide. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, told the meeting that he plans to renew his past efforts to revise the...

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