Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Senate Subcommittee Marks Up DHS Spending Bill

Yesterday the Homeland Security Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee marked up their version of the FY 2012 DHS spending bill. There is no publicly available record of the markup or the bill but the Committee did publish a summary. The bill would provide less money than the FY 2011 authorization but much more than the bill the House passed in June.

According to the summary the Senate bill would increase Coast Guard funding, restore grant programs eliminated by the House bill, significantly increase cyber security spending and restore many of the S&T programs eliminated by the House.

There is no specific mention of chemical security matters, but I think we can safely assume that there is the now standard one year extension of the CFATS program.

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