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

July 27, 2017

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.

Become a Cosponsor of the Cyber VICTIM Act

July 27, 2017

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.

Briefing (TOMORROW): NAFTA 101 Briefing Series – Currency Manipulation & Rule of Origin

July 26, 2017

Nearly a quarter century has passed since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was initially negotiated.  On July 24th the Administration outlined its negotiating strategy for revising the Agreement and said it will seek to deter currency
manipulation by trading partners as well as push to strengthen rules of origins. But what do they mean, what should we expect, and how do we ensure they follow through with their promises?

ICYMI: Oakland City Council Adopts Resolution Calling on Congress to Investigate the Impeachment of Donald J. Trump

July 25, 2017

I write to share an important update from the Oakland City Council in my district which unanimously voted to adopt a

resolution last month, which calls on Congress to investigate the impeachment of Donald J. Trump. Oakland is the third city from my district which has passed a resolution calling on Congress to act. You can read the text of the resolution below.

Cosponsor the SHIELD Act, Strengthen Campaign Cybersecurity

July 25, 2017

Growing cybersecurity threats from Russia and other nations pose serious risks to the integrity of our elections. Even our nation’s top intelligence officials have warned that unless we develop measures to defend our elections against cyberattacks, repeated
Russian interference is imminent. Without action to strengthen the cybersecurity of U.S. campaigns, our democracy is left vulnerable.

CLOSING AT NOON TODAY: Letter to Secretary Tillerson Opposing the Closing of State Department Cyber Office

July 21, 2017

Recent news reports in both Politico and

Bloomberg indicate that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be shutting down the Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues and will fold it into the State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs.  As a result, the United States will be the
only major country without a lead cyber security diplomat.  America must continue to be a leader in cyberspace, and the shuttering of this office sends the wrong message to our allies and countries across the world at a time when increased dialogue and coordination
is needed.  

Cosponsor H.R. 2426, the Secure Government Buildings from Espionage Risks Act of 2017

July 21, 2017

I invite you to cosponsor H.R. 2426, the Secure Government Buildings from Espionage Risks Act of 2017.

Letter to Secretary Tillerson Opposing the Closing of State Department Cyber Office

July 20, 2017

Recent news reports in both Politico and

Bloomberg indicate that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be shutting down the Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues and will fold it into the State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs.  As a result, the United States will be the
only major country without a lead cyber security diplomat.  America must continue to be a leader in cyberspace, and the shuttering of this office sends the wrong message to our allies and countries across the world at a time when increased dialogue and coordination
is needed.  

Letter to Secretary Tillerson Opposing the Closing of State Department Cyber Office (v. 2)

July 20, 2017

Recent news reports in both Politico and

Bloomberg indicate that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be shutting down the Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues and will fold it into the State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs.  As a result, the United States will be the
only major country without a lead cyber security diplomat.  America must continue to be a leader in cyberspace, and the shuttering of this office sends the wrong message to our allies and countries across the world at a time when increased dialogue and coordination
is needed.