Monday, July 18, 2011

Committee Hearings Week of 07-18-11

Congress continues on a streak this week with both Houses in Washington. Lots of hearing action but very little of specific interest to either the chemical security or cyber security communities. In fact there is only one hearing this week that will be mentioned hear and that is a markup hearing that will cover multiple bills with only one being of any interest.

On Wednesday and Thursday the House Judiciary Committee will be conducting a full Committee markup of seven bills including HR 963, the See Something, Say Something Act of 2011. I discussed this suspicious activity reporting (SAR) immunity bill in an earlier blog when it was introduced.

BTW: If anyone is keeping track I won the bet (I doubt that there were any takers on this suckers bet). Chairman Smith’s bill will be considered before his Committee looks at the earlier and substantially identical bill introduced by Rep. King (R, PA). Actually King’s bill will never get considered. So much for the dispassionate and fair exercise of personal political power. Hopefully, this won’t be one of those silly things that poisons relationships between Committee Chairmen.

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