Ranking Member Bost, Rep. Mace Introduce Act to Protect Veterans Online
Today, Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.), released the following statements after they introduced the Veterans’ Cyber Risk Awareness Act, which would increase cyber safety among veterans.
“Veterans are as vulnerable as anyone to cyber risks like identity theft and disinformation campaigns. That’s why Rep. Nancy Mace and I introduced the Veterans’ Cyber Risk Awareness Act,” said Ranking Member Bost. “Our bill will make sure veterans have the information and resources they need to protect themselves. It will also provide an objective look at the potential dangers they face online. It is a commonsense first step to keep veterans and their families safer.”
“Over the past several months, we've learned a great deal about the prevalence of violent extremist groups in our country and their efforts to prey on our nation's veterans,” said Rep. Nancy Mace. “Veterans are not only targets of scammers and con artists for financial purposes, but also victims of extremists looking to take advantage of our retired troops. Our veterans served and defended our country against those looking to harm us. It's our responsibility to ensure they're not abused by those looking to rob or use them.”
To learn more about the Veterans’ Cyber Risk Awareness Act, click here.
Bill text of the Veterans’ Cyber Risk Awareness Act can be found here.