TODAY @ 1:30PM: Cybersecurity Caucus Briefing with Let’s Encrypt

As co-chairs of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, we would like to invite you to an event on
Free, Automated, and Open Web Encryption with Let’s Encrypt
TODAY from 1:30pm to 3:00pm in
121 Cannon. Every day, countless communications and transactions are delivered via the Internet. Public-key encryption is the leading technology that enables these transmissions to occur securely and privately. While the prevalence of encryption
is increasing, a significant portion of the content on the web remains exposed and vulnerable to digital eavesdropping.  

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COSPONSOR H. RES. 479, RESOLUTION OF INQUIRY ON TRUMP’S TAX RETURNS

I write to encourage you to cosponsor H. Res. 479, a Resolution of Inquiry that
will direct the Treasury Secretary to give the Committee on Ways and Means tax return information for years 2006-2016 for President Trump and all of his listed businesses in which he has an ownership stake, as listed on his financial disclosure form,
FEC Form 278e. Pursuant to House rules, H. Res. 479 will be marked up by the Ways and Means Committee within 14 legislative days.

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Become a Cosponsor of H.R. 3403, the Cyber VICTIM Act

The United States has increasingly fallen prey to hackers and data breaches. Following a 2014 hack that exposed the information of 800,000 Postal Service workers, the US Government suffered its biggest data breach in 2015 when a longstanding hack at OPM
stole 21.5 million records including 5.6 million fingerprints. Last year, hackers successfully published contact information of tens of thousands of employees at the FBI and DHS on Twitter, and 700,000 social security numbers were stolen when the IRS was compromised
for the second time in two years.

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Become a Cosponsor of the Cyber VICTIM Act

In 2014, the U.S. Postal Service reported a hack that exposed the personal information of over 800,000 employees. The following year, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management reported a cyber breach that compromised the personal information of over 20 million
individuals.  Following these incidents, measures were undertaken to improve cybersecurity and prevent future cyber breaches across the federal government. However, while working to minimize susceptibility to future incidents, the government must continue
to assist those who have been targeted and victimized by these attacks. We can fix this by tasking a federal official with assisting federal employees who have been impacted by such cyber-attacks.

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