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STATEMENT: CYBERSECURITY BILL PASSES HOUSE WITH BIPARTISAN SUPPORT

September 30, 2021
Press Release

Washington, DC –  September 29, 2021 – Today, Reps. Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) issued the below statement following the successful passage of their bill, the Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act, out of the U.S. House of Representatives:

“I’m proud to see the Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act pass the House today with bipartisan support,” said Rep. Ro Khanna. “To maintain our nation’s leadership & security in the 21st century we need an integrated federal workforce, particularly one that possesses the knowledge, skills, and competencies to counter increasingly sophisticated threats from foreign actors. As the largest employer in the country, the federal government’s cybersecurity program sets the pace for American competitiveness in this growing career field, making this investment a critical link toward building a more robust cybersecurity infrastructure across the country.”

“Cyber security is national security. We’ve all seen just how much damage can be done to our economy and infrastructure when we don't take it seriously,” said Rep. Nancy Mace. “In fact, just last year 11 federal agencies were hacked by a group affiliated with Russia. Our cyber security challenges are dramatically increasing. I'd like to thank Rep. Ro Khanna for working with me to get this bill through the House, and I urge the Senate to send it to President Biden's desk as soon as possible."

The full text of the Federal Rotational Cyber Workforce Program Act can be found here.

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About the Office

Congressman Khanna represents the 17th District of California, which covers communities in Silicon Valley. Visit his website at khanna.house.gov. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RepRoKhanna.