H.R. 3523-Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, Hearing Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Rules, One Hundred and Twelfth Congress, Second Session, April 25, 2012   [open pdf - 5MB]

This testimony compilation is from the April 25, 2012 hearing, "Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act"; before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Rules. From the testimony of Congressman Mick Mulvaney: "Cyber security threats will never go away, as long as there is a cyber universe. By offering this amendment, I do not mean to imply that this is a temporary problem. However, I also recognize that the cyber universe is ever-evolving, ever-changing. By requiring us to take action, a sunset provision gives us an opportunity addressing our always changing cyber security needs. A sunset makes Congress examine these issues again, and determine if the threats are the same, whether the necessity still genuine, and whether the legislation still needed. I believe including a sunset provision provides a check on any possible errors, oversights or future unforeseen abuse. A sunset provision is good policy. It is true that effective oversight is a function of effective congressional leadership, but in the words of our 40th President, I want to 'trust, but verify.' It is for these reasons that I respectfully request your consideration and ask that my amendment be ruled in order." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Mick Mulvaney, and Sheila J. Lee

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