Wednesday, February 16, 2022

HR 5658 Reported in House – Cybersecurity Roles

Earlier this month, the House Homeland Security Committee published their report for HR 5658, the DHS Roles and Responsibilities in Cyber Space Act. The Committee considered the bill in a mark-up hearing on October 26th, 2021 where the bill was amended and adopted by a voice vote.

The revised language for the bill includes two new subsections {§2(9) and §2(12)} in the Congressional findings section of the bill. Both make references to requirements from the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (PL 116-283). Neither change affects the reporting requirements outlined in the bill.

The bill is now cleared for consideration by the Full House. The bill is likely to be taken up under the House suspension of the rules process which limits debate, prohibits floor amendments and requires a super majority for passage. The bill will almost certainly pass with strong bipartisan support.

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