Senator’s legislation strengthens national preparedness and response against chemical, biological, and nuclear threats
WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema announced that the U.S. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved her bipartisan Technological Hazards Preparedness and Training Act – legislation that strengthens our nation’s preparedness and response against chemical, biological, and nuclear threats.
“Strengthening FEMA’s capacity to help state and local governments address technological hazards will protect Arizona communities from threats and enhance preparedness when dealing with future emergencies,” said Sinema, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
Sinema’s legislation – introduced with Republican Senator Rob Portman (Ohio) – provides state and local governments with expanded Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance, training, and programing relating to resilience to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear hazards and related emerging threats. This legislation expands FEMA’s existing assistance for communities near nuclear power plants and military chemical stockpiles to additional communities, such as those near chemical facilities across Arizona.