Friday, February 27, 2009

HR 1105 Update – 02-27-09

Just a quick follow-up report on yesterday’s blog about HR 1105, the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009. I noted that there were supposed to be additional funds for DHS in the new spending bill for the portions of the government that were funded by a continuing resolution last fall (DHS was specifically funded for FY2009 in the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009). Last night I had a chance to review the 1123 page document and can confirm that DHS did get additional money, but there was nothing in the bill that related to chemical security issues. There is lots of pork and some surprising policy provisions, but nothing to do with the subject of this blog. I will keep an eye on this as it runs through the Senate and the inevitable conference to see if anything is added that will affect chemical security issues.

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