From: Dallas Morning News
By REESE DUNKLIN
House budget-writers have proposed cutting nearly $9 million from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security because of problems and delays in tracking high-risk chemicals at plants like the West Fertilizer Co.
Also, a bill approved by the House Appropriations Committee would withhold $20 million until DHS submitted to Congress a detailed spending plan that included answers about chemical security inspections.
The proposals appear to be the first repercussions faced by any of the federal, state or local regulators since last month’s fire and explosions at West Fertilizer.