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Making Continuing Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2013

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC


Mr. COATS. I concur with the clarification of my distinguished colleague from Louisiana on the continuing resolution funding and language regarding cyber security.

I strongly support the inclusion of this provision and see it as essential, but also limited in scope to only the securing of our vulnerable Federal civilian networks.

There is clearly disagreement about the best way to address cyber security more broadly, but that is a completely separate issue from the provision in this continuing resolution.

As a result, I want to make it very clear to my colleagues that this provision does not intrude upon the authorizers' jurisdiction, enable a new Executive order on cyber security, or fund new actions to regulate private sector infrastructure in any way.

Again, I thank the Chairman for yielding to me on this issue, and I yield the floor.


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