Wednesday, March 15, 2023

HR 1148 Introduced – Energy Cybersecurity Reporting

Last month, Rep Walberg (R,MI) introduced HR 1148, the Critical Electric Infrastructure Cybersecurity Incident Reporting Act. The bill would make DOE the designated agency to receive cybersecurity incident reports from critical electric infrastructure. It would also require DOE to publish regulations covering those reporting requirements. No spending is authorized in the bill.

An identical bill, HR 1160, was introduced three days later by Walberg. That version was considered by the Subcommittee on Energy, Climate, and Grid Security Markup of the House Energy, Climate, and Grid Security Committee on February 28th, 2023. That bill was recommended to the full Committee by a voice vote.

There is no telling why identical pieces of legislation were introduced days apart by the same person. Probably some sort of administrative mix-up in Walberg’s office.

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