Seventy-four bills were introduced in the House and Senate yesterday. Three of those may be of specific interest to readers of this blog:
HR 2074 To enhance rail safety and provide for the safe transport of hazardous materials, and for other purposes. Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1]
S 1114 A bill to enhance rail safety and provide for the safe transport of hazardous materials, and for other purposes. Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ]
S 1118 A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal... Sen. McCain, John [R-AZ]
It looks like the first two bills are companion measures that may specifically address crude oil train issues. It may be a wider hazmat transportation emergency response bill based upon the vinyl chloride derailment a couple of years ago in New Jersey.
S 1118 is the Senate version of the annual DOD authorization bill. The House version (HR 1735) did not contain any cybersecurity provisions. We will have to wait and see if the Senate version does.