Senate adds short-term CFATS extension to emergency aid package

March 25, 2020
The Senate has included in the $2 trillion coronavirus emergency relief package a three-month extension to the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) chemical facility safety program, which is slated to expire April 18, ensuring lawmakers will soon have to debate the program’s future given Trump administration plans to end it. According to the appropriations title in S. 3548, senators included language extending DHS’ Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program through July 23. The Senate is expected to vote on the...

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