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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI) has introduced the Safe and Secure Federal Websites Act, to protect the privacy and security of Americans who access federal websites.
The bill is an urgent response to the launch of healthcare.gov, which has been proven to have no effective security features to protect the sensitive personal information of its users.
Congressman Kerry Bentivolio will soon introduce the Safe and Secure Federal Website Act. The bill requires that the Government Accountability Office certifies the security of every new website launched after July 2013 by the federal government. This ensures that federal agencies implement minimal security standards to protect individual’s personal information and privacy.
Under this legislation, federal websites that collect personal information, such as social security numbers, will not be able to launch until they meet a minimal security standard.
The partial shut-down is now entering its third week.
Even while the chambers disagree on the continuing spending resolution, the House did pass bills to fund:
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed HR 2009, Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013:
The new website, cosponsor.gov, which elicits the American people to voice their support for various legislative proposals, saw the Read the Bills Act rise almost immediately to the top of the list.
As of June 10, 2:45pm Eastern, Read the Bills is in the 16th spot, with 136 citizen cosponsors. Six of the eleven higher-ranked bills are featured on the website's home page.
Today, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio issued the following statement after the recent news report that the Department of Justice obtained phone records of Associated Press reporters:
U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Milford) on Monday introduced legislation that would require Congress to wait seven days after a bill is posted online before voting to pass it, his office announced.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio introduced the Read the Bills Act of 2013. This legislation makes important changes to the way Congress does business by giving ample time to review legislation before it is voted on, requiring that all votes on passage be taken by roll call, and by providing that legislation shows in context how it modifies existing law.
Read the Bills Act