House Energy & Commerce Committee wants DHS briefing on cybersecurity

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However, Republicans have indicated they view cybersecurity as a national-security issue and are willing to work to pass something bipartisan so long as it doesn't place an undue regulatory burden on industry.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee could be the home of one such bill, though the Judiciary and Homeland Security committees would doubtless have their say as well.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) office said he is content to let the agencies produce legislation on their own and then attempt to combine the various efforts once they reach the floor.