Last month, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental
Affairs Committee published their Report
4166, the Technological Hazards Preparedness and Training Act of 2022. The Committee
took up the bill in a business
meeting on May 25th, 2022. Two amendments were considered with
one being adopted by a voice vote. The Committee recommended that the bill,
as amended, be recommended favorably to the full Senate, again by a voice
vote. The bill would expand the operations of FEMA’s Technological Hazards
This bill is now cleared for consideration by the Senate. It
is not, however, important enough to take the time necessary to go through the
cloture, debate and amendment process associated with regular order
consideration in the Senate, especially in the last four months of the Session.
There is a chance that the bill could be considered under the unanimous consent
process, but all sorts of political plays could interfere with that
consideration. This bill is more likely to move forward as part of a large bill,
either as part of substitute language or as an amendment from the floor.
For more details about the amendment and FEMA’s Technological
Hazards Division, see my article at CFSN Detailed Analysis – https://patrickcoyle.substack.com/p/s-4166-reported-in-house
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