GOP lawmakers are pushing for legislation that would require government entities to disclose cyberthreats that could lead to a computer hack or other compromise.
The House on Tuesday passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, a bill that would make federal agencies required to share cyberthreat information with the states, as well as the private sector.
The legislation is a Trojan horse for Congress to pass legislation that is going to undermine the elections,” Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said in a statement.
The bill would also make it illegal to “misappropriate” cybersecurity information.
I hope this bill will help protect the American people and the American economy.””
It is essential to protect the health and safety of all of us.
I hope this bill will help protect the American people and the American economy.”
The bill was approved by the House Judiciary Committee last week, but the Senate must pass the measure before it can move on to the full House.
The Cybersecurity Act is a “common sense, bipartisan solution to help protect our critical infrastructure,” Reps.
Devin Nunes (R – California) and Mark Meadows (R – North Carolina) said in an emailed statement.
“This is a bill of opportunity to get to the bottom of who is trying to sabotage our elections and who is actually doing the hard work to make sure we have the security we need to keep our elections secure.”
The Cyber Security Information Sharing act passed the House last week with a vote of 242-180.
But the Senate is expected to take up the bill in the coming weeks.