Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Subcommittee Passes HR 4251 with Amendments

Today the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security of the House Homeland Security Committee favorably reported HR 4251, as amended, by a voice vote. In addition to the amendment in the nature of a substitute that I described in a posting this last weekend, two other amendments were adopted, also by voice vote. All three voice votes a sure sign of bipartisan support for this legislation within this subcommittee.

The two new amendments, one by Rep. Rigell (R,VA) and one by Rep. McCaul (R,TX) dealt with ‘supply chain’ security issues related to inspections at foreign ports; nothing of particular interest to the chemical security community.

As I mentioned in the earlier post, it will be interesting to see if Chairman Miller’s (R, MI) enthusiasm for this bill will carry it to an early consideration by the Full Committee.

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