Friday, May 24, 2013

Bills Introduced – 05-23-13

With the Memorial Day Recess coming up there was a typical surge in the number of bills introduced yesterday. Of that large number of bills two will probably be of interest to the chemical security and cybersecurity communities. They are:

S 1034 Latest Title: A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Sen Levin, Carl (D,MI)

HR 2146 Latest Title: To extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program of the Department of the Treasury for 10 years. Sponsor: Rep Capuano, Michael E. (D,MA)

The military spending bill may provide cybersecurity language. It will be interesting to see if the latest terrorism insurance extension bill (this one with a large number of bipartisan co-sponsers) corrects the deficiencies I’ve noted in the two earlier bills.

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