09.25.18

House Passes Four Bipartisan Committee Bills, Totaling 109 Bills This Congress

Washington, D.C. – Today the House passed four bipartisan House Homeland Security Committee bills to better secure our homeland, including protecting our critical infrastructure against drones, reporting security vulnerabilities of DHS information systems, establishing Border Tunnel Task Forces, and equipping Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with better communication devices.

Chairman McCaul: “This Congress, the Homeland Security Committee has directly confronted the most pressing national security threats to the United States with bipartisan, legislative action. The House has now passed 109 Committee bills aimed at bolstering our efforts to secure and defend our borders, protect our digital networks from cyber intruders, improve information sharing and support America’s first responders, and fight terror at home and abroad.

“I applaud the House for passing four more important bipartisan pieces of legislation to better secure our homeland. These bills will strengthen the security of DHS information systems by creating a vulnerability disclosure program, enhance DHS’ ability to detect tunnels across our borders and identify criminal networks, support interoperability by providing secure radio communication devices for CBP officers and Border Patrol agents, and address the evolving threat from drones and other aerial systems. I thank my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for recognizing the dynamic threats facing our country and supporting these bipartisan bills.”

Legislation passed legislation includes:

H.R. 6735, Public-Private Cybersecurity Cooperation Act, introduced by Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

  • Watch Chairman McCaul’s floor remarks on H.R. 6735, here.

 

H.R. 6740, Border Tunnel Task Force Act, introduced by Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX).

  • Watch Chairman McCaul’s floor remarks on H.R. 6740, here.

 

H.R. 6742, Secure Border Communications Act, introduced by Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL).

  • Watch Chairman McCaul’s floor remarks on H.R. 6742, here.

 

H.R. 6620, Protecting Critical Infrastructure Against Drones and Emerging Threats Act, introduced by Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA).

  • Watch Chairman McCaul’s floor remarks on H.R. 6620, here.

 

NOTE: The House has now passed 109 House Homeland Security Committee bills this Congress.