Thursday, February 5, 2015

Bills Introduced – 2-4-15

There were 82 bills introduced in the House and Senate yesterday. Five of the bills may be of specific interest to readers of this blog:

HR 702 To adapt to changing crude oil market conditions. Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6]

HR 705 To amend the authorization in title 49, United States Code, for capital grants for rail line relocation projects. Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18]

HR 710 To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to prepare a comprehensive security assessment of the transportation security card program, and for other purposes. Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]

HR 726 To prohibit Federal agencies from mandating the deployment of vulnerabilities in data security technologies. Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19]

S 356 A bill to improve the provisions relating to the privacy of electronic communications. Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]

HR 702 was actually introduced the day before, but it was assigned the number ‘HR 666’. Apparently this was considered a bad sign by Congressman Barton so the bill was re-introduced today. To be fair, anything that makes it hard for any member to vote for a bill is probably something to be avoided.

The two cybersecurity bills will probably not receive future mention here as I suspect that they are principally IT related bills. Control system language could creep in though.

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