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Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007, H.R. 5441

Published October 4, 2006

This bill authorizes spending for the construction of hundreds of miles of fence along the Mexico-US border, and increased nuclear-detection equipment in ports. Regarding chemical plant security, it authorizes the DHS to check security at chemical plants. The DHS must issue "risk-based performance standards" for chemical plants within six months.

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