Friday, November 30, 2018

Bills Introduced – 11-29-18

Yesterday with both the House and Senate in Washington, there were 52 bills introduced. Three of those bills may see future coverage in this blog:

HR 7188 To extend by two years the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes. Rep. Ratcliffe, John [R-TX-4]

HR 7192 To enhance the early warning reporting requirements for motor vehicle manufacturers, and for other purposes. Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17] 

S 3677 A bill to provide for certain programs and developments in the Department of Energy concerning the cybersecurity and vulnerabilities of, and physical threats to, the electric grid, and for other purposes. Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO] 

With the Chair and Ranking Member of both the House Homeland Security and House Energy and Commerce Committees as cosponsors, HR 7188 will move to the floor of the House early next week. It will be interesting to see what “and for other purposes” are included in this bill. Needless to say this means that HR 6992 and S 3405 are effectively dead.

I would normally be watching HR 7192 specific cybersecurity reporting requirements, but this bill has little to no chance of being considered in the 115th Congress. We may see this again next year.

S 3677 could be interesting, but it will not see any action this year. Again, this will probably be reintroduced next year.

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