House Passes Eshoo Bipartisan Cybersecurity Bills

December 2, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18), senior member of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, applauded House passage of two of her bills to strengthen U.S. cybersecurity. The Understanding Cybersecurity of Mobile Networks Act and the American Cybersecurity Literacy Act, both of which Eshoo introduced with Rep. Adam Kinzinger (IL-16), passed the House yesterday under suspension.

“I’m proud that two of my bipartisan bills to strengthen our nation’s cybersecurity passed the House today,” said Eshoo. “The Understanding Cybersecurity of Mobile Networks Act gives policymakers a better understanding of the state of the cybersecurity in our wireless networks, which is a matter of national security. The American Cybersecurity Literacy Act establishes a cybersecurity literacy campaign to give the people of our country the tools to identify cybersecurity risks and protect themselves from attacks. These bills take important steps to ensure our wireless networks are safe and protect the privacy and security of the American people.”

“Offensive cyber operations conducted by America’s adversaries and cyber criminals are growing more prevalent and more sophisticated by the day. More must be done to push back, and I’m pleased to see two of my bipartisan cybersecurity bills pass the House with overwhelming support today. Taken together, these bills will strengthen our cyber posture by educating the public about best practices to keep them more secure, and by identifying vulnerabilities in our mobile telecommunications networks and infrastructure,” said Kinzinger. “I thank my colleague, Ms. Eshoo, for our continued partnership, and I hope to see the Senate take action on these bills soon.”

Learn more about the Understanding Cybersecurity of Mobile Networks Act here and the American Cybersecurity Literacy Act here.