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H.R. 1224 (115th): NIST Cybersecurity Framework, Assessment, and Auditing Act of 2017

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To amend the National Institute of Standards and Technology Act to implement a framework, assessment, and audits for improving United States cybersecurity.

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Sponsor and status

Ralph Abraham

Sponsor. Representative for Louisiana's 5th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 31, 2017
Length: 12 pages
Feb 27, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 1, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

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5 Cosponsors (5 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Abraham introduces NIST Cybersecurity Framework Bill
    — Rep. Ralph Abraham [R-LA5, 2015-2020] (Sponsor) on Feb 28, 2017

Trumps order to strengthen federal cybersecurity seen by House leaders as key to protecting nation
    — Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21, 1987-2018] (Co-sponsor) on May 15, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 1224 will add $48 million in new spending through 2022.
R Street Institute estimates H.R. 1224 will add $48 million in new spending through 2022.


Feb 27, 2017

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Mar 1, 2017
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Oct 31, 2017
Reported by House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

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H.R. 1224 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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