WASHINGTON – Today, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the following reaction to the House Homeland Security Committee’s approval of H.R. 1731, the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015:
"Today's important progress from the House Homeland Security Committee supports our ongoing efforts to strengthen our nation's cyber defenses and moves Congress another step closer to passing an information sharing bill. Like the bill I introduced in February, the legislation reported out of the House Homeland Security Committee would empower companies with clear legal authority and liability protection to share critical data while maintaining privacy protections, and ensure that the Department of Homeland Security has a clear and central leadership role in the threat information sharing process. While this bill is not perfect, I commend my colleagues on the House Homeland Security Committee for their action, transparency, and thoughtful approach to crafting this bill. I look forward to continuing this bipartisan and bicameral effort and hope that we can deliver an effective and robust information sharing bill to the President's desk soon."