The House Homeland Security Committee announced this morning that their Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies Subcommittee will be holding a markup hearing Thursday for HR 4007, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program Authorization and Accountability Act of 2014.
No details are available yet, but Rep. Meehan (R,PA) will be offering an amendment in the form of a substitute. Any additional amendments will be made to that language.
It will be interesting to see if the staff has worked out a compromise on the two issues that have kept the Republicans and Democrats on the opposite sides of the fence on the CFATS issue. I expect that we will see some sort of IST amendment and a worker participation amendment offered by Rep. Clarke (D,NY). If either of those amendments gets Republican support then there is a chance that this bill could actually get considered in the Senate. Passage in the House is not a big issue.
I refer readers back to my proposed IST compromise language.