Monday, July 26, 2021

Review - HR 4505 Introduced – FY 2022 CJS Spending

Earlier this month, Rep Cartwright (D,PA) introduced the marked up version of HR 4505, the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, 2022. The Appropriations Committee Report on the bill is also available. As is usual there are no cybersecurity provisions (beyond spending amounts for internal agency cybersecurity activities), but there are seven cybersecurity comments in the Report.

Moving Forward

As I noted earlier this morning, this bill is being rolled into the second spending minibus this year along with the Legislative and State spending bills (probably under HR 4336). The House Rules Committee will meet tomorrow to establish the rule for the floor debate on the 2nd minibus. There have been 134 amendments submitted for this bill. Only one of those amendments is of concern here:

#4, Rep Langevin - Increases funding for NSF Education and Human Resources by $10,000,000. The money will be used for the CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service program in line with the funding recommendation from the Cyberspace Solarium Commission. Offset by an equal decrease to Federal Prison System – Salaries.

I suspect that the minibus will be passed along mainly party lines.

For more details about the cybersecurity comments, see my article at CFSN Detailed Analysis - - subscription required.

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