The Senate passed a bill Monday that aims to better secure federal information.

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Sen. Tom CarperThomas (Tom) Richard CarperAvalanche of Democratic senators say Franken should resign Overnight Cybersecurity: Mueller probe cost .7M in early months | Senate confirms Homeland Security nominee | Consumer agency limits data collection | Arrest in Andromeda botnet investigation Senate panel moves forward with bill to roll back Dodd-Frank MORE (D-Del.) introduced S. 2521, the Federal Information Security Modernization Act, which the Senate passed by voice-vote.

Carper’s bill would direct the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish guidelines for all federal agencies the event that government data is leaked.

The bill comes after government contractor Edward Snowden leaked classified information about a government spying program that caused an uproar since U.S. citizens personal cell phone information was being collected.

Senate passage sends the bill to the House for further action.

The Senate also passed through a unanimous consent agreement H.R. 1281, the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act, which reauthorizes grant programs to expand screening of newborns and children for heritable disorders. 

The House passed that bill in June, meaning it now heads to President Obama’s desk for his signature before becoming law.