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H.R. 1731 (114th): National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015

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To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to enhance multi-directional sharing of information related to cybersecurity risks and strengthen privacy and civil liberties protections, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Michael McCaul

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 10th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 17, 2015
Length: 60 pages
Apr 13, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on April 23, 2015 but was never passed by the Senate.


1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Barack Obama [D, 2009-2017]: National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015 (Apr 21, 2015)

What legislators are saying

Ratcliffe and McCaul Pro-Privacy, Pro-Security Cybersecurity Bill Passes House
    — Rep. John Ratcliffe [R-TX4, 2015-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 23, 2015

House Passes Payne Amendment to Protect Critical Infrastructure Against Cyber Attacks
    — Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ10] on Apr 23, 2015

Polis Statement on House Passage of Cybersecurity Bills
    — Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018] on Apr 23, 2015

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Apr 13, 2015

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Apr 14, 2015
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Apr 17, 2015
Reported by House Committee on Homeland Security

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Apr 23, 2015
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 1731 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1731. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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