Yesterday the Senate began consideration of HR 2577 (pg S 2726), the bill that is serving as the basis for the FY 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. The substitute language that will actually form the basis for the legislation is SA 3896. That amendment is based upon S 2844, as reported by the Senate Appropriations Committee.
As I mentioned in my earlier blog post about S 2844, this amendment does contain any specific language on chemical transportation safety or cybersecurity. There are, however, some relatively minor mentions in the Senate Report on S 2844 (addressed in that earlier blog as well).
None of the amendments to HR 2577 proposed yesterday addressed concerns of specific interest to readers of this blog. I expect that we will continue to see additional amendments offered next week as the Senate continues consideration of the bill. I will, of course, report on those of potential interest.