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Senate Lawmakers Vote to Extend CFATS

7:51 AM MDT | July 5, 2011 | Kara Sissell

The U.S. Senate’s Homeland Security and Government Affairs committee has approved a plant security bill that would extend until October 2015 Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS). The bill, sponsored by a bipartisan group of lawmakers led by Senator Susan Collins (R., ME), has broad support from industry groups. The House Homeland Security Committee recently passed a bill that would extend CFATS to 2018.   ACC supports the bill and is “working closely with the sponsors of the bill to secure bipartisan support in the full...

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