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WASHINGTON (December 11, 2014) - The U.S. House of Representatives today approved with bipartisan support a four-year authorization of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) by passing H.R. 4007, the "Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014." 

The following statement can be attributed to the American Chemistry Council (ACC):

"We applaud Congress for coming together to pass a long-term solution for regulating security that will help create a stronger foundation for CFATS. In addition to providing a more solid footing for the Department of Homeland Security to implement CFATS, the bill will help the Department improve its outreach to chemical facilities and the process for vetting personnel.

"Chairmen Michael McCaul and Patrick Meehan played a critical role in making today's vote possible by authoring a legislative vehicle earlier this year that garnered bipartisan support in the House and the Senate. We thank them for their leadership and all of the members of Congress who helped pass this important legislation.

"We encourage President Obama to support the effort to safeguard chemical facilities, workers and communities across the country by signing this bill into law."

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