Thursday, May 14, 2020

Bills Introduced – 05-13-20

Yesterday with the Senate in Washington and the House meeting in an unusual Wednesday pro forma session, there were 47 bills introduced. Of these two may receive additional attention in this blog:

H Res 965 Authorizing remote voting by proxy in the House of Representatives and providing for official remote committee proceedings during a public health emergency due to a novel coronavirus, and for other purposes. Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]

S 3712 A bill to require the Secretary of Commerce to establish national cybersecurity grand challenges, and for other purposes. Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS]

The remote operations resolution would temporarily change the rules of the House to allow for proxy voting on the floor of the House and remote operations of Committee hearings. There is no cybersecurity language in the bill with regards to the remote hearing provisions, even given the rise of the new terminology ‘Zoom Bombing’. The House Rules Committee is currently scheduled to hold a live markup hearing on this bill later today.

I will be watching S 3712 for language specifically including control system security competitions.

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