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S. 1656: Medical Device Cybersecurity Act of 2017

A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide cybersecurity protections for medical devices.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Richard Blumenthal

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Connecticut. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 27, 2017
Length: 14 pages

Jul 27, 2017


Introduced on Jul 27, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 27, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jul 27, 2017

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

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Passed House

Signed by the President

S. 1656 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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