Apr 16, 2014

House Homeland Security (DHS) Subcommittee Supports CFATS Extension Bill

The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies on April 3 passed by voice vote a bill that would eauthorize the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program for an additional three years.

The full House Homeland Security Committee is expected to consider the legislation in late April or early May.

On Feb. 5, Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee and Rep. Pat Meehan, Chairman of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, IP and Security Technologies, introduced H.R. 4007, the CFATS Authorization and Accountability Act of 2014: a multi-year reauthorization of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program, with important policy fixes.

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