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The passage of FIRRMA was based upon concerns that, ‘‘the national security landscape has shifted in recent years, and so has the nature of the investments that pose the greatest potential risk to national security.’’ As a result, Congress rebalanced the Committee on...

January 17, 2019

Today, the House finalized the last leg of reauthorization for the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program (CFATS), extending it from expiring on January 19th, 2018 to April 19th, 2020. No substantive changes were included in the bill, but before the next de...

December 20, 2018

On December 19th 2019, the Chemical Security Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program, set to expire January 9th, 2019, received a temporary renewal of reauthorization in the Senate.  Rolled in with the controversial border security wall, and with the equivale...