Top House Democrat Urges Grid Security Bill Action

Law360, New York (November 20, 2012, 7:37 PM EST) -- A top House Democrat called on the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Republican chairman on Tuesday to corral GOP support and pass an electrical grid security bill the pair co-sponsored, saying physical and cyber threats to power infrastructure were increasing.

Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., urged Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., in a letter to take immediate action to push through the Grid Reliability and Infrastructure Defense Act, or GRID Act, calling it critical to guard against known risks to the nation’s electrical system.

H.R. 5026, which the...
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