Rep. Jackson Introduces Legislation To Enhance America’s Critical Infrastructure
Congressman Ronny Jackson (TX-13) introduced the Ensuring America's Critical Infrastructure Act, which would codify 16 infrastructure sectors as “critical infrastructure.” These sectors include Chemical, Commercial Facilities, Communications, Critical Manufacturing, Dams, Defense Industrial Base, Emergency Services, Energy, Financial Services, Food and Agriculture, Government Facilities, Healthcare and Public Health, Information Technology, Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste, Transportation systems, and Water and Wastewater systems. During natural disasters, international conflicts, or public health emergencies our success depends on the strength of these sectors as they are the foundation of American society.
Jackson said: “President Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan emboldened our adversaries around the world. This is evident given Russia’s attack on Ukraine, China’s large-scale war games in the South China Sea, the increasing existential threat Iran poses to our partners and allies in the Middle East, and North Korea’s erratic missile launches. Biden’s weak posture on the world stage and negligence here at home has put every American at risk. It is more important than ever that America coordinate its efforts to strengthen the security and resiliency of these 16 critical infrastructure sectors that guarantee America's safety, prosperity, and well-being. In an era of unprecedented threats and uncertainty, we need a comprehensive approach to ensure our country can overcome physical and cyber threats from our enemies.”
Bill text can be found here.