Cyberspace is a critical front on the 21st Century Battlefield. Our adversaries and terrorist organizations have exercised an increased use of cyber capabilities to support their objectives and undermine the United States.

Countries such as North Korea, China, Iran, and Russia are actively investing in the development of their offensive and defensive cyber capabilities—working to close the capability gap and overcome the United States in cyberspace. It is critical the United States continue to modernize and develop our cyber capabilities, deepen international partnerships, and enhance congressional oversight of sensitive cyber operations and the technical and operational capabilities needed to conduct them. Our cyberspace goals are best achieved through the collaboration of the government, military, and commercial industry. It is imperative we continue to find ways to integrate advances achieved in private industry in order to maintain our technological edge.

As the chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, Congresswoman Stefanik is committed to focusing on the cyber capability of our nation. Congress has an oversight role and must stay involved as the government continues to develop and implement a more robust cyber strategy. Congresswoman Stefanik will continue to focus her efforts on this critical front.

For more information concerning the Congresswoman’s work and her views related to cyberspace issues, please contact our office.

Cyber Focused Legislation

Legislation Cosponsored by Congresswoman Stefanik:

H.R. 7331 – National Cyber Director Act

H.R. 3038 – Securing American Science and Technology Act

H.R. 1975 – Cybersecurity Advisory Committee Authorization Act   

H.R. 2881 - Secure 5G and Beyond Act

H.R. 1096 - Promoting Internet Freedom and Innovation Act 

Related Caucus Memberships

Cybersecurity Caucus

More on Cybersecurity

July 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is a cosponsor of the Defend COVID Research from Hackers Act, legislation that will help protect American advancements toward the development of a COVID-19 vaccine from hackers and hold anyone who attempts to commit those cyber crimes accountable. The bill allows for the imposition of sanctions on certain foreign actors who have or attempt to threaten the national security, public health, or financial stability of the United States.

January 30, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is an original cosponsor of the Protect American Voters Act, legislation to provide states with more adequate resources to secure their current and future election systems. This bill updates the Help America Vote Act of 2002 by directing the Election Assistance Commission to issue guidelines for “non-voting” election equipment, including electronic pollbooks, election night reporting systems, online voter registration systems, and other equipment.

January 8, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik voted today in favor of the bipartisan Secure 5G and Beyond Act, a bill she co-led alongside U.S. Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07), Susan W. Brooks (R-IN-05), Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-01), Francis Rooney (R-FL-19), and Elissa Slotkin (D-MI-08). This legislation would protect next-generation telecommunications systems and mobile infrastructure in the United States by requiring the administration to develop an unclassified national strategy to protect U.S.

July 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the below statement following the House’s passage of this year’s Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA):

June 21, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Congresswoman Elise Stefanik made the following statement on the release of an updated National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan for 2019:

June 3, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – In case you missed it, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik penned an op-ed for the Sun Community News about her efforts in Congress to combat Russian interference. The Special Counsel’s investigation concluded there were widespread hacking and meddling attempts in our elections.

May 15, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, member of the House Armed Services Committee and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities, has introduced the Cyber Ready Workforce Act with Congresswoman Susie Lee (D-NV). This bipartisan bill would direct the Department of Labor to award grants to businesses and organizations in order to support the creation, implementation, and expansion of registered apprenticeship programs in cybersecurity.

March 12, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, Ranking Member of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities, addressed the inaugural session of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, a federally appointed Commission tasked with advising the government on artificial intelligence.  The Commission, which was established with the passage of the John S.

February 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, President Trump will sign an executive order to launch the 'American Artificial Intelligence Initiative.' This initiative will aim to ensure that AI is developed for the benefit of the American people by prioritizing more engagement between the AI industry and the federal government. Last year, Congress established the National Security Commission on AI to enhance relationships between government and industry to make the United States the leader in developing artificial intelligence technology.

January 29, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is now the Ranking Member on the Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee. She will serve alongside Chairman Jim Langevin (D-RI.)