Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Terri Sewell issued the following statement after the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence referred H.R. 1560, the Protecting Cyber Networks Act, to the full House of Representatives:
“Today, I am proud to join my colleagues on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in unanimously passing the Protecting Cyber Networks Act, a bipartisan bill that encourages federal agencies and private businesses to share critically important information about cyber threats and attacks.
“There has been a rapid increase in the number of cyberattacks, which costs our economy billions of dollars each year, threatens our national security, and jeopardizes every American’s sensitive personal and financial information.
“This bill takes a very important step towards addressing this emerging threat without unduly compromising the privacy of American citizens. I encourage my colleagues to support this legislation when it comes to the House floor so that we can better promote our collective national interests.”