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H.R.756: Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2013

About this Bill

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 13 (5 Democrats, 8 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 15, 2013
Latest Major Action April 17, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on April 11, 2013. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2013 - Title I: Research and Development - (Sec. 103) Directs specified federal agencies participating in the National High-Performance Computing Program to: (1) transmit to Congress a cybersecurity strategic research and development plan and triennial updates, and (2) develop and annually update an implementation roadmap for such plan.

Instructs the participating agencies, in developing and updating the strategic plan, to solicit recommendations and advice from the advisory committee on high-performance computing and a wide range of specified stakeholders.

Directs such agencies to establish a mechanism to track ongoing and completed federal cybersecurity research and development projects and associated funding. Requires such information to be made available ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 17, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
April 16, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
April 16, 2013

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 402 - 16 (Roll no. 107). (text: CR H2042-2045)

April 16, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2054)
April 16, 2013 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
April 16, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 756.
April 16, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2042-2048)
April 16, 2013 Mr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
April 11, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 19.
April 11, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. H. Rept. 113-33.
March 14, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
March 14, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Feb. 15, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.