Rodgers: We Must Ensure America can Defend Against Cyber Attacks
Washington, D.C. – House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) today delivered remarks on the uptick in recent cyber and ransomware attacks and the need for thoughtful, decisive action.
Key from her remarks:
“I caution this administration and this Congress from consolidating cyber at one agency. Doing so is a wrong and dangerous approach because it weakens an agency’s ability to leverage their expertise in cyber preparedness for their specific and unique sectors.
“I urge the Biden Administration to lean on that expertise.
“Director Easterly, I urge you to rely on your...
Griffith: The need for more rigorous cybersecurity protections exists across all industries
Washington, D.C. – House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader for Oversight and Investigation Morgan Griffith (R-VA) delivered remarks today on the need for more rigorous cybersecurity protections to defend against mounting attacks.
Excerpts and highlights from his remarks:
CYBERATTACKS ARE INCREASING EXPONENTIALLY
“Cybersecurity is integral to all organizations and should be treated as a priority for maintaining the health and security of an organization, as well as any other individuals or entities that are affiliated with that organization. The need for more...
Committee Leaders Urge President to Prioritize Data Privacy Legislation
Washington, D.C. – Republican Leader on the House Energy and Commerce Committee Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Republican Leader for Consumer Protection and Commerce Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), along with U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker (R-MS), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), ranking member of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security today sent a letter urging President Joseph Biden to prioritize comprehensive data privacy legislation as part of the Administration’s agenda.
“Consumer data has long been a target for...
Rodgers and Bilirakis Statement on EU-U.S. Privacy Shield
Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Republican Leader for the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) released the following statement today on the one-year anniversary of the European Court of Justice ruling to invalidate the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.
“The decision to invalidate the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework was a major setback for the privacy protections of Europeans and Americans and a significant disruption to cross-border data flow that so many charities, NGOs, and small businesses rely...