U.S. Representative Peter King (R-Ny) Holds a Markup of H.R. 5695, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act of 2006

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U.S. Representative Peter King (R-Ny) Holds a Markup of H.R. 5695, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act of 2006

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY HOLDS A MARKUP OF H.R. 5695, THE CHEMICAL FACILITY ANTI-TERRORISM ACT OF 2006

JULY 27, 2006

SPEAKERS: U.S. REPRESENTATIVE PETER KING (R-NY) CHAIRMAN U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DON YOUNG (R-AK) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE LAMAR SMITH (R-TX) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE CURT WELDON (R-PA) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE CHRISTOPHER SHAYS (R-CT) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE JOHN LINDER (R-GA) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE MARK SOUDER (R-IN) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE TOM DAVIS (R-VA) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DANIEL LUNGREN (R-CA) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE JIM GIBBONS (R-NV) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE ROB SIMMONS (R-CT) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE MIKE ROGERS (R-AL) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE STEVE PEARCE (R-NM) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE KATHERINE HARRIS (R-FL) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE BOBBY JINDAL (R-LA) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DAVID REICHERT (R-WA) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE MICHAEL MCCAUL (R-TX) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE CHARLES DENT (R-PA) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE VIRGINIA "GINNY" BROWN-WAITE (R-FL)

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE BENNIE THOMPSON (D-MS) RANKING MEMBER U.S. REPRESENTATIVE LORETTA SANCHEZ (D-CA) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE EDWARD MARKEY (D-MA) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE NORM DICKS (D-WA) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE JANE HARMAN (D-CA) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE PETER DEFAZIO (D-OR) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE NITA LOWEY (D-NY) U.S. DELEGATE ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON (D-DC) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE ZOE LOFGREN (D-CA) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE SHEILA JACKSON LEE (D-TX) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE BILL PASCRELL JR. (D-NJ) U.S. DELEGATE DONNA CHRISTENSEN (D-VI) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE BOB ETHERIDGE (D-NC) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE JAMES LANGEVIN (D-RI) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE KENDRICK MEEK (D-FL)

[*] KING: The committee will come to order.

We are meeting today to consider a committee print showing the text of H.R. 5695, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act of 2006, as amended by the Subcommittee on Economic Security, Infrastructure Protection and Cybersecurity, on July 11, 2006.

And I recognize myself for a brief opening statement and just to stress that H.R. 5695 is a bipartisan bill. It's a strong bill. It will provide a national comprehensive risk-based regulatory framework. It is performance-based, as I said, risk-based. I believe it addresses a very serious underlying problem in our country, which is to protect our nation from the risk of a terrorist attack on a chemical facility.

I want to specifically thank, on our side of the aisle, Mr. Lungren for the extraordinary work that he has put into this. And I yield the balance of my time to Chairman Lungren.

LUNGREN: Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman. I'd like to thank you for moving so quickly on this vital chemical security issue, prior to the August recess. It is an extremely important piece of legislat...

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