About the bill
H.R. 1997 encourages the Secretary of State to bolster cybersecurity cooperation with Ukraine and requires a report to Congress on U.S. and NATO efforts toward that goal. Specifically, the bill expresses the sense of Congress that the State Department should take the following actions, commensurate with U.S. interests, to help Ukraine improve its cybersecurity: (1) provide Ukraine necessary support to secure government computer networks from malicious cyber intrusions, particularly systems that defend Ukraine’s critical infrastructure; (2) provide Ukraine support to reduce reliance on Russian information and communications technology; and (3) assist Ukraine to build capacity, expand cybersecurity information sharing, and cooperate in international response efforts.
Before the 2014 Presidential election in Ukraine, hackers targeted the country’s voting infrastructure. Additionally in December 2015, malicious cyber intrusion ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Feb 8, 2018
Length: 6 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on February 7, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
25 Cosponsors (17 Democrats, 8 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“House Passes Boyle Amendment Encouraging Cybersecurity Cooperation With Ukraine”
— Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA2] (Sponsor) on Jul 26, 2018
“Fitzpatrick Statement on Russian Indictments, Cyber-Attacks”
— Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA1] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 16, 2018
H.R. 1997 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1997. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
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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