Bill Includes Peters-Led Measures to Bolster Cyber Defenses, Fund Postal Service and Improve Oversight of COVID-19 Relief Spending
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Several provisions led by U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, were passed as part of the year-end government funding bill. Peters provisions were included to strengthen cybersecurity for state and local governments, improve oversight of the government’s pandemic response, ensure the Postal Service has sufficient funds to continue operations, and better protect homeland security.
“Our nation continues to face serious challenges that threaten the health, safety and economic security of Americans and Michiganders. Cyber threats, the pandemic and other critical issues must be tackled head on and without delay,” said Senator Peters. “I am proud that several of my provisions that will make our nation safer and improve government operations were included in this bipartisan bill. As Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, I look forward to continuing my bipartisan work next Congress to help protect the American people and ensure that government works effectively and efficiently for all.”
Provisions that Peters led or supported in the legislation to improve our nation’s homeland security and ensure that government works efficiently for all Michiganders and Americans include: