Homeland Security Committee Passes Cybersecurity Legislation

Apr 18, 2012 Issues: Cybersecurity

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Homeland Security, chaired by Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY), passed, by voice vote, homeland security legislation that will provide important improvements to government efforts to secure Federal information systems and assist private sector critical infrastructure owners/operators in protecting themselves against an increasing number of cyber attacks.  

The Committee passed H.R. 3674, the Promoting and Enhancing Cybersecurity and Information Sharing Effectiveness Act of 2011 (The PRECISE Act), as amended, with the intention that the cybersecurity legislation be forwarded to the Full House for consideration in the coming weeks.  The legislation was introduced by Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA), the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies and passed by the Subcommittee on February 1.

In passing the legislation, the Committee adopted, by voice vote, a substitute amendment offered by Lungren that reflects recent discussions with and feedback from Republican leadership and other relevant committees.

For more information on the markup, including roll call votes and adopted amendments, visit the Committee on Homeland Security website

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