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Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Top Homeland Security Hill Agenda

Jan. 6, 2020, 4:02 PM

Legislation to allow the government to subpoena internet companies in order to protect electric grids and other infrastructure from cyberattacks will be a high priority in early 2020, top homeland security lawmakers say.

That legislation would be part of a larger focus on protecting America from an increasing breadth of cybersecurity attacks on its businesses, governments, and citizens, Republicans and Democrats leading the House and Senate homeland security committees said in interviews. They say bipartisan efforts on cyber-related issues may make progress as the 2020 elections vie for lawmakers’ attention and border-security negotiations continue to stall.

“No question—cybersecurity has to ...