Pitts’ Data Security Bill Passes House with Veto-Proof Majority

Jan 10, 2014 Issues: Health Care

Congressman Joe Pitts’ (PA-16) bill to protect personal information in Obamacare databases, the Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act, passed the House 291-122.

Congressman Pitts’ statement follows:

“I’m glad that this straight-forward, sensible bill received substantial bipartisan support. One-third of Democrats joined with every Republican to provide a veto-proof majority vote. Protecting data in Obamacare exchanges is a no-brainer. The legislation simply requires that the government promptly alerts individuals if personal information is stolen.

“While there has been no malicious breach, data has been improperly handled and accidentally disclosed. With the messy rollout of Healthcare.gov, there is great risk that the website could be hacked. Identity theft is devastating to individuals and families. In the event of theft, we have to make sure that people are protected.”

To view Congressman Pitts’ remarks from this morning’s debate, CLICK HERE.