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Congressman Taylor Votes in Support of Strengthening State and Local Crime Fighting Act

May 16, 2017
Press Release
Contact: Scott Weldon (202) 225-4215

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Taylor voted in support of H.R. 1616, the Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017. This legislation amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish a National Computer Forensics Institute (NCFI) within the Department of Homeland Security to be maintained by the U.S. Secret Service. The NCFI is responsible for disseminating homeland security information related to cyber and electronic crime, including threats or acts of terrorism, to educate, train, and equip state, local, and tribal law enforcement.

Congressman Taylor had this to say about H.R. 1616: “It has long been my position that the United States needs a comprehensive framework in place to deal with cybersecurity threats. The first step in this process is making sure there is clear communication between all levels of law enforcement so we can remain one step ahead of cyber criminals. I am happy to support this bill and look forward to working with my colleagues in the House to develop a robust 21st century cybersecurity policy.”

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