Bills Introduced – 1-25-22

Yesterday, with just the House meeting in pro forma session,
there were 37 bills introduced. Two of those bills may receive additional
attention in this blog:

HR
6497
To modernize Federal information security management and improve
Federal cybersecurity to combat persisting and emerging threats, and for other
purposes. Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12]

HR
6499
To enhance rail safety and provide for the safe and covered transport
of materials in railroad cars, and for other purposes. Rep.
Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]
 

I do not generally cover cybersecurity legislation that
covers just federal agencies, but I will be watching this bill for language and
definitions that may include operational technology in the coverage of its
provisions.

I will be watching HR 6499 for language and definitions that
would cover shipping of chemicals in the coverage of its provisions.