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H.R.3696: National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2014

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about science, technology, communications
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Sponsor Michael McCaul, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 3 (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced Dec. 11, 2013
Latest Major Action July 29, 2014
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Bill Summary

National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2014 - Title I: Securing the Nation Against Cyber Attack - (Sec. 102) Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (HSA) to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct cybersecurity activities, including the provision of shared situational awareness among federal entities to enable real-time, integrated, and operational actions to protect from, prevent, mitigate, respond to, and recover from cyber incidents.

Defines “cyber incident” as an incident, or an attempt to cause an incident, that if successful, would: (1) jeopardize the security, integrity, confidentiality, or availability of an information system or network or any information stored on, processed on, or transiting such a system; (2) violate laws or procedures relating to system security, acceptable use policies, or acts of terrorism against such a system or network; or (3) deny access to or degrade, disrupt, or destruct ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 29, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
July 28, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 28, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H6909-6915)
July 28, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3696.
July 28, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6908-6922)
July 28, 2014 Mr. McCaul moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
July 23, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 411.
July 23, 2014 Committee on Oversight and Government discharged.
July 23, 2014 Committee on Science, Space, and Technology discharged.
July 23, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 113-550, Part I.
Feb. 5, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Feb. 5, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Jan. 15, 2014 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
Jan. 15, 2014 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Jan. 8, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
Jan. 7, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies.
Dec. 11, 2013 Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
Dec. 11, 2013 Referred to House Science, Space, and Technology
Dec. 11, 2013 Referred to House Homeland Security