House Lawmakers Turn To NDAA In Bid To Reauthorize CFATS Program

June 6, 2024
Backed by the chemical industry, a bipartisan group of House lawmakers -- 10 Republicans and two Democrats -- is sponsoring an amendment to pending defense authorization legislation that seeks to reauthorize the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) lapsed Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standard (CFATS) program for two years. Rep. Laurel Lee (R-FL) offered the amendment in the House Rules Committee, which is slated to take up the fiscal year 2025 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in the coming days -- though...

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