Sending Office: Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee
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Keep Our Nation Safe: Protect Critical Infrastructure from Terrorist Attacks

Co-Sponsor H.R. 940 Securing Communications of Utilities from Terrorist Threats or the SCOUTS Act

Dear Colleague:

I invite you to join me as a co-sponsor of H.R. 940, Securing Communications of Utilities from Terrorist Threats or the SCOUTS Act, a bill which directs DHS to secure our Nation’s vital infrastructure from attacks. Owners and operators of critical
infrastructure need the support of DHS in order to adequately combat the cybersecurity threats of the 21st century.

Elections play a vital role in a free and fair society and are a cornerstone of American democracy. Recognizing this fact, DHS has classified election systems as part of our Nation’s critical infrastructure. Recent attacks and probes by foreign states, including
Russia, have shown the vulnerabilities of such critical infrastructure. However, fundamental to the conduct of elections are robust telecommunication systems and electricity delivery.

This is but one example of the interconnected and interdependent nature of our Nation’s critical infrastructure. Such infrastructure is vital to the success of all sectors of our Nation’s economy. In order to prevent potentially catastrophic disruptions,
this legislation directs DHS to investigate and mitigate threats to our nation’s critical infrastructure.

To become a co-sponsor of H.R. 940, please contact Lillie Coney of my staff at or at (202) 225-3816.

Very truly yours,
Sheila Jackson Lee

Related Legislative Issues

Selected legislative information: Economy, Elections, Energy, Homeland Security, Science, Technology, Trade, Transportation

Related Bill Information

Bill Type: H.R.
Bill Type: 940
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