House Science Bills on Space Weather and Election Technology Pass the House
From: House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas praised the passage of two bipartisan Committee bills today on space weather and election technology.
“The bill before us today represents a good faith effort by the House and Senate to provide a framework which will provide for better coordination across the federal government,” Lucas said. “This is especially timely given that we are about to enter a period of increased solar activity, which will create more space weather events.”
“Election security is an issue essential to our democracy…” said Rep. Gonzalez. “With new threats facing our electoral systems, it is imperative that we continue to update our election laws and improve our election security by passing bipartisan election security legislation.”
“This bill provides the research tools to help state and local election officials deal with foreign and domestic cyber threats,” Lucas said. “And it does so without imposing costly or burdensome mandates on States. Instead, this bill leverages an established system to provide voluntary guidelines to state and local election officials to use as they see fit. I thank my colleagues for their bipartisan work on this important issue.”
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