Yesterday with both the House and Senate in session, there
were 117 bills introduced. Of those bills, three may receive additional coverage
in this blog:
I will be watching the two NTAC bills for language that
addresses cybersecurity or chemical security issues. I suspect that these will
be companion bills with essentially identical language.
I will be watching HR 1251 for language and definitions that
are inclusive of control system security concerns.
Because many readers of this blog are intimately connected
with the energy industry, I want to mention in passing S
398 that was introduced yesterday by Sen.
Kennedy, John [R-LA]. The bill would amend the Homeland Security Act of
2002 to clarify that utility line technicians qualify as emergency response
providers. I have not delved into what rights and benefits that this would
provide to these brave and selfless folks that support our communities through
all sorts of unpleasantness, but I am sure that it will not be enough. Kennedy
is not a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
to which this bill was assigned, so a letter writing campaign to Sen Peters (D,MI),
the Chair of that Committee, to urge the Committee’s consideration of the bill
might be in order.
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