December 9, 2023
Responders Push Congress To Pass CFATS Renewal Amid House Upheaval
Groups representing sheriffs and other first responders are again urging lawmakers to reauthorize the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program, warning that allowing it to lapse has increased terrorism risks and limited collaboration between local emergency services. While the Oct 3 letter is just the latest in a series of calls from a wide range of stakeholders calling for Congress to quickly approve a CFATS reauthorization bill, it notably arrived the same day the House removed Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)...
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