Sunday, June 21, 2015

HR 2200 Reported in House – CBRN Intel

Last week the House Homeland Security Committee report on HR 2200, the CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing Act of 2015, was published. The amended version of the bill was also published.

The only ‘new’ information in the Committee Report is a mention about concerns about terrorist access to “CBRN materials, such as highly enriched liquid uranium” (pg 7). This does appear to slightly expand the non-biological concerns covered in the bill. There is still no mention of the potential threat posed by weaponization of readily available industrial chemicals.

Moving Forward

This bill is currently scheduled to be considered by the House on Tuesday. It will be considered under suspension of the rules, so there will be no possibility of the bill being amended on the floor. This also means that the Leadership considers that this bill will receive substantial bipartisan support.

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