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H.R. 1119: Stopping Chinese Communist Involvement in the Power Grid Act

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Could the electrical equipment we use become an opportunity for the Chinese government or other governments to hack or cyberattack the U.S.?


The U.S. has three main electrical grids: one serving the western half, one serving the eastern half, and one just for Texas. That Texas grid has been in the news in recent days as the state suffered one of the most severe electrical blackouts in U. S. history, after unusually low temperatures caused both a spike in demand for electricity and the majority of the grid components to freeze.

China has become the world’s leading supplier of transformers. Many find that worrying, especially after China hacked into 100 U.S. government firms and agencies last year.

In May 2020, President Donald Trump issued an executive …

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Jeff Duncan

Sponsor. Representative for South Carolina's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 18, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Feb 18, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Feb 18, 2021

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2 Cosponsors (2 Republicans)

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


Feb 18, 2021

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H.R. 1119 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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