Thursday, March 29, 2012

HR 2764 Marked-up and Ordered Reported Favorably

Yesterday the House Homeland Security Committee, during a multi-bill mark-up hearing, amended HR 2764, the WMD Intelligence and Information Sharing Act of 2011, and ordered it reported favorably to the Full House by a voice vote. The sole amendment considered was also adopted by a voice vote.

The one amendment considered dealt with a change in wording about the extent of the bio-threat being considered by portions of the bill. So once again a WMD bill almost totally ignores the much more probable WMD threat of an attack on a large scale chemical facility being used as a chemical weapon to attack the adjacent community. Fortunately, to date the terrorists appear to have been a short sighted as Congress.

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