Congress Continues CFATS Funds In FY24, Leaving Path For Reauthorization

March 21, 2024
Just-released fiscal year 2024 spending legislation includes money for the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standard (CFATS) program but does not renew the Department of Homeland Security’s lapsed implementation authority -- assuaging industry fears that Congress would eliminate the program entirely, and leaving room to revive it later in the year. “The fact that there's still appropriations money in there, even though it's at a reduced level, means there's still light at the end of the tunnel. But it's flickering,” Eric Byer,...

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