NCTA-Backed Cybersecurity Bill Exits House Intelligence

Vote on Bill Is Unanimous

The House Intelligence Committee last week unanimously approved the Protecting Cyber Networks Act (H.R. 1560), a bill that would allow companies to share cyber threat information and make it easier for them to take defensive measures to counter such attacks.

A Senate version of the bill passed out of its Intelligence committee 14-1 earlier this month. (

The bill is supported by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, which echoed its praise of the Senate bill.

“NCTA commends the House Select Committee on Intelligence for its action marking up the bipartisan Protecting Cyber Networks Act (H.R. 1560)," the trade group said in a statement. "This action marks another step forward in our collective efforts to improve America’s cyber readiness by sharing threat indicators.  Chairman Nunes and Ranking Member Schiff, with Subcommittee Chairman Westmoreland and Ranking Member Himes, have worked to advance a bill that balances cybersecurity, privacy and civil liberties concerns.  We look forward to working with all members of the House to pass cybersecurity legislation that will improve our ability to protect consumers, our Internet infrastructure and America’s economy.”