Text: H.R.5679 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/27/2020)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5679


To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to limit to five years the term of the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Agency of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 27, 2020

Mr. Katko (for himself, Mr. Richmond, and Mr. Langevin) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Reform, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to limit to five years the term of the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Agency of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “CISA Director Reform Act”.

SEC. 2. CISA Director term limitation.

(a) In general.—Paragraph (1) of section 2202(b) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 652(b)) is amended by inserting at the end the following new sentence: “Each Director shall serve for a term of five years.”.

(b) Transition rules.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act and apply beginning—

(1) with the confirmation of the new Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Agency of the Department of Homeland Security, or

(2) on January 1, 2021,

whichever comes first.


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