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WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 22, 2011) - Today, H.R. 901, the "Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Security Authorization Act of 2011" won strong bipartisan approval in the House Homeland Security Committee.

In response to this important vote, American Chemistry Council (ACC) President & CEO  Cal Dooley issued the following statement:

"Today's vote builds on the growing bipartisan support in Congress for legislation that recognizes the strength of the chemical security regulations already in place, and ensures the country continues to benefit from the  Chemical Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) for years to come.

"We commend Chairmen Peter King and Dan Lungren and the other members of the committee for working together to help protect employees and communities as well as this vital sector of the nation's economy."

Since 2001,  ACC members have helped lead the way on chemical security, investing more than $8 billion on facility security enhancements under ACC's Responsible Care® Security Code , which has become a model for the industry and regulatory programs.

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