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November 17, 2023

Bipartisan Senate Health Care Cybersecurity Working Group Launched at Federal Level

Cybersecurity appears to be one of the few remaining issues that can bridge the partisan gap in Congress. On November 2, 2023, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions (HELP) announced a bipartisan working group to “examine and propose potential legislative solutions…to strengthen cybersecurity in the health care and public health sector.” This announcement follows the very recent release of the CISA, HHS Cybersecurity Toolkit for Healthcare and Public Health recently highlighted. 

The members of this working group include Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D., (R-LA), ranking member of the Senate HELP Committee and co-sponsor of the Healthcare Cybersecurity Act in 2022; Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), who co-founded the bipartisan Senate Cybersecurity Caucus in 2016; Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), who previously introduced the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act with Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT); and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), who recently pushed for strengthening cybersecurity for K-12 schools and within the federal government. 

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