Monday, November 16, 2015

Congressional Hearings – Week of 11-15-15

This week the House and Senate return to Washington after their extended Veterans Day holiday. Currently there is only one hearing scheduled this week that may be of specific interest to readers of this blog; looking at automotive cybersecurity.

Auto Cybersecurity

The Transportation and Public Assets Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday on “The Internet of Cars”. There is no witness list currently available.

On the Floor

There are two bills that will be considered under suspension of the rules in the House this week that may be of specific interest to readers of this blog:

HR 1073 - Critical Infrastructure Protection Act; and
HR 3996 – The Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2015, part II (introduced today)

HR 1073 is an electromagnetic pulse protection bill with no funding or regulatory authority. HR 3996 is another short term extension of the Surface Transportation Extension Act while the House and Senate Conferees work out the differences in the two versions of HR 22. The draft of the bill from the House Transportation Committee looks to be a relatively clean bill this time. Both bills will pass without significant opposition.

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