Tag Archives: Dianne Feinstein

Cyber Legislation Coming Soon to the Senate Floor

Legislative Activity Cyber Legislation Coming Soon to the Senate Floor It appears that the Senate may celebrate the fact that October has been designated as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month by finally considering the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA/S. 754) on the Senate floor. The timing for the bill’s consideration is dependent on when the Senate … Continue Reading

Senators Optimistic on Cybersecurity Legislation; Senate to Consider FY 2015 Appropriations for Cybersecurity Programs

Legislative Branch Activity Cybersecurity Legislation Last week, Senate Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Ranking Member Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) stated that he is optimistic about the prospects for the cybersecurity information sharing legislation that he is currently working on with Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). He stated that the two Senators are currently working … Continue Reading

House and Senate Appropriations Action; Proposed Legislation for Bridge Repairs

Legislative Activity House Appropriations Action Last week the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation/Housing and Urban Development approved its spending bill for FY 2014. The bill provides $44.1 billion ($13.9 billion less than the President requested) and reflects the automatic spending cuts required under sequestration. Although the bill largely protects core funding for surface transportation programs … Continue Reading

Security Clearances Under Review; Russia Delivers Missiles to Syria; Security in Afghanistan Transitioned to Afghan Secuirty Forces; WOSB Interim Rule Set

Legislative Branch Activity National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) The Senate Armed Services Committee filed its bill, S. 1197, on Thursday, June 20. Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) and Ranking Member James Inhofe (R-OK) would like to bring the bill to the Senate floor in July, but that remains uncertain at this time. Defense Appropriations Last week, … Continue Reading

House and Senate to Debate NDAA Amendments; Defense Appropriations up for House Debate; Administration Debating Next Steps in Syria

Legislative Branch Activity National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Over the course of two days last week, the House debated over 150 amendments to its FY 2014 NDAA bill (H.R. 1960). Notably, the House approved by 305-121 an amendment to transfer all combat operations to Afghans by the end of this year and withdraw all U.S. … Continue Reading