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The GRID Act is reintroduced in the House and Senate

Grid Reliability and Infrastructure Defense Act (GRID Act) Reintroduced

The GRID Act is back on the table. Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Calif.) and Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) introduced the Grid Reliability and Infrastructure Defense Act (GRID Act) in the both the House (H.R. 4298) and Senate (S. 2158) on March 26, 2014.

“Unless we act now, the United States will continue to remain vulnerable to the 21st century cyberarmies preparing to wage war on our banking, health care, and defense systems by knocking out America’s electricity grid,” said Sen. Markey, original House co-author of the GRID Act.  “The GRID Act will help secure our nation’s electrical grid against devastating damage from physical or cyber terrorist attacks or from natural disasters.  Previous passage of the GRID Act in the House on a bipartisan basis is testament to our ability to reach consensus on this critical national security issue.  I thank Rep. Waxman for his leadership in the House, and look forward to working with my colleagues in the Senate to take action on this important issue.” 

Read the text of the Act here.

Read Sen. Markey’s press release here.

Read Rep. Waxman’s press release here.

Read a summary of the Act here.

For a large collection of federal documents and reports on the critical infrastructure, click here.




Rep Henry Waxman
Sen. Edward J. Markey