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H.R. 3359: Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2017

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 3359 redesignates the Department of Homeland Security’s National Protection and Programs Directorate as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). The bill directs CISA to be headed by a Director of National Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security to lead national efforts to protect and enhance the security and resiliency of U.S. cybersecurity, emergency communications, and critical infrastructure.

Within CISA, there shall be a cybersecurity division, an infrastructure security division, and an emergency communications division (previously the Office of Emergency Communications).

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Sponsor and status

Michael McCaul

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

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Last Updated: Dec 12, 2017
Length: 39 pages

Jul 24, 2017


Passed House (Senate next) on Dec 11, 2017

This bill passed in the House on December 11, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


32% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jul 24, 2017

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Jul 26, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Dec 11, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

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Dec 11, 2017
Reported by House Committee on Homeland Security

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Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 3359 is 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.

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