Well Congress and the President went back through the scripted Farm Bill dance of re-passing, re-vetoing and once again overriding that veto. All of this was done because a printing error removed 34 pages of the bill that was passed earlier. As I noted in an earlier blog (see: "Farm Bill Passes Over Bush Veto – Maybe") I expected that DHS would not count the earlier passage of the Farm Bill as the start of their 30 day clock on establishing an Agricultural Outreach Program about propane and the Top Screen.
Well, that clock should definitely start today. This is just another of those pesky congressional mandates that takes up the time of the people at DHS that are trying to get the CFATS implementation going.