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H.R.4007: Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about emergency management
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Sponsor Pat Meehan, R-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 9 (2 Democrats, 7 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 6, 2014
Latest Major Action Dec. 18, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
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  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on December 10, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014 - Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to: (1) reestablish the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Program in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and (2) authorize such Program for four years.

Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to:

  • identify chemical facilities of interest and covered chemical facilities;
  • require each chemical facility of interest to submit a Top-Screen and any other information the Secretary determines necessary to enable DHS to assess the facility's security risks;
  • establish risk-based performance standards designed to address high levels of security risk at covered chemical facilities; and
  • require each covered chemical facility to submit a securit...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 18, 2014 Became Public Law No: 113-254.
Dec. 18, 2014 Signed by President.
Dec. 12, 2014 Presented to President.
Dec. 11, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Dec. 11, 2014 On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by voice vote. (text as House agreed to Senate amendment: CR H9053-9058)
Dec. 11, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 40 minutes of debate on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment to H.R. 4007.
Dec. 11, 2014 Mr. Meehan moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment. (consideration: CR H9053-9060)
Dec. 10, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Dec. 10, 2014 Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.
Dec. 10, 2014 The committee substitute as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
Dec. 10, 2014 Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S6481-6486; text of measure as reported in Senate: CR S6481-6486)
Sept. 18, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 578.
Sept. 18, 2014 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Carper with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-263.
July 30, 2014 Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
July 9, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
July 8, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H5845-5847)
July 8, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4007.
July 8, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5845-5854)
July 8, 2014 Mr. Meehan moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
June 23, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 366.
June 23, 2014 Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged.
June 23, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 113-491, Part I.
April 30, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
April 30, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 3, 2014 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
April 3, 2014 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Feb. 27, 2014 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Feb. 11, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies.
Feb. 7, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.
Feb. 6, 2014 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Feb. 6, 2014 Referred to House Homeland Security