WASHINGTON, DC – Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, today joined thirteen Senators in sending a letter to Chairman Byrd and Ranking Member Cochran on the Senate Committee on Appropriations to express their strong opposition to language contained in the House version of the Fiscal Year 2007 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act that would undermine the safety and security of our nation’s chemical facilities. Click here for a link to the letter.
“The Democrat’s attempt to rollback chemical security legislation passed last year will face tough opposition in the United States Senate,” Senator Inhofe said. “I will work closely with my Senate colleagues to reject any Democrat attempt that would undermine the safety and security of our nation’s chemical facilities and the communities that surround them.”
Last year the Senate passed chemical security provisions that were included in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations conference bill. Many of the provisions included in the appropriations conference bill were based upon previous legislation before the EPW Committee. As Chairman, Senator Inhofe worked closely with his Senate colleagues to reach a compromise to ensure passage of a chemical security bill.