Sunday, May 9, 2010
HR 3619 Amended and Passed in Senate
On Friday the Senate passed HR 3169, the Coast Guard Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011, after it completely substituted the language from S 1194 (as reported in S. Report 111-95) for the language in the bill passed by the House. The bill will now have to go to Conference. None of the chemical security related provisions in the House version that I reported on last October made it into the Senate version of the bill. We’ll have to see how many make it into the conference version of the bill. Interestingly this is the first DHS authorization bill to make it out of the Senate this year. I am looking for a number of others that have passed the House to make out of the Senate this month or next.