Wednesday, February 8, 2012

HR 3834 Adopted by Voice Vote

Yesterday the House Science, Space and Technology Committee adopted an amended version of HR 3834, the Advancing America’s Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Act of 2012, by a voice vote. A voice vote is a sure sign of bipartisan support, or at least lack of significant opposition.

The sole amendment adopted (actually the only one considered) was an editorial housekeeping amendment submitted by Chairman Hall (R,TX). The only thing of significance to this amendment was that this sort of cleaning up of the language of the bill is normally done with an amendment in the form of a substitute. That significance is only of interest to the connoisseurs of congressional procedures.

As I noted on Monday, this bill is a cybersecurity R&D bill of limited significance to the ICS community.

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