On Wednesday the House Homeland Security Committee marked up the Lungren cybersecurity proposal.  The details are reported here and are difficult to piece together.  In so far as one can tell, the Chairman’s amendment softened the directive nature of DHS’s role in providing cybersecurity and moved the information sharing provisions and definitions in the bill closer to those in Rogers-Ruppersberger.  The result of these changes is that the bill was ordered reported out of Committee on a party-line vote (16-13), a significant change from the near-unanimity that greeted the Lungren bill in subcommittee.  The changes no doubt reflect the decision of House Leadership to resolve the intra-party dispute between Rogers and Lungren, leaving the Democratic minority on the outside looking in.

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