With only the House in session yesterday there was only a single bill introduced that might be of specific interest to the chemical security and emergency response communities. That bill was
HR 1791 Latest Title: To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to codify authority under existing grant guidance authorizing use of Urban Area Security Initiative and State Homeland Security Grant Program funding for enhancing medical preparedness, medical surge capacity, and mass prophylaxis capabilities. Sponsor: Rep Bilirakis, Gus M. (R,FL)
BTW: The House and Senate will be working in their Home districts next week, not Washington. Yes, keeping in touch with the voters and their supporters checkbooks is an important part of their legislative duties.