Wednesday, June 22, 2022

HR 7777 Passed in House – ICS Cybersecurity Training

Yesterday, the House took up on HR 7777, the Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Training Act. The bill was considered under the suspension of the rules process and passed by a mostly bipartisan vote of 368 to 47. The debate in the House was quick, just about 10 minutes. Nary a word was heard in opposition to the bill.

As I noted yesterday, this bill just authorizes the current training programs conducted by CISA.

The bill now goes to the Senate. It is unlikely to be considered under regular order, it is not important enough to take up the time for that process. The bill might be able to be considered under their unanimous consent process, but the fairly large vote against it in the House argues against that. It is more likely to be considered as an amendment to a spending or authorization bill.

The House also took up HR 7174, the National Computer Forensics Institute Reauthorization Act of 2022, under the suspension process. A vote was also demanded and may take place today.

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