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Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 1731, the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act:

“In an increasingly digital world, American individuals and businesses need better protection from cyberattacks. In order to do this, we need pro-security, pro-privacy legislation that facilitates voluntary information sharing between the private sector and the government, while respecting our civil liberties. I’m proud to say that today’s bill does just that.

“I want to thank Chairman McCaul (TX-10) for being a champion of this bipartisan legislation. Two Congresses in a row, the House passed similar bills, but unfortunately these never made it through the Democrat-controlled Senate. It is my hope that we can finally get this important bill to the President’s desk.”