H.R.1997 – Ukraine Cybersecurity Cooperation Act of 2017

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H.R.1997 – Ukraine Cybersecurity Cooperation Act of 2017


HR 1997 urges the Department of State to help Ukraine improve its cybersecurity to increase security protection on government computers.

In particular the bill targets systems that defend Ukraine’s critical infrastructure; provide support to reduce reliance on Russian technology; and help to build capacity, expand cyber security information sharing, and cooperate in international response efforts.

It is the policy of the United States to—

(1) reaffirm the commitment of the United States to the United States-Ukraine Charter on Strategic Partnership, which highlights the importance of the bilateral relationship and outlines enhanced cooperation in the areas of defense, security, economics and trade, energy security, democracy, and cultural exchanges;

(2) reaffirm the commitment of the United States to support cooperation between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Ukraine;

(3) reaffirm the commitment of the United States to provide financial, economic, and technical assistance to Ukraine to achieve its goals for the Ukrainian Government to make progress on reforms and anticorruption initiatives;

(4) reaffirm the commitment of the United States to the Budapest Memorandum on security assurances; and

(5) assist the Ukrainian Government to improve its cybersecurity strategy.

(Full text of H.R. 1997 congress.gov)

SponsorRep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-13] (Introduced 04/06/2017)

Status: Passed House /



On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by recorded vote (2/3 required): 404 – 3 (Roll no. 62)

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Cost to the taxpayers:  Using information about the costs of similar reports, CBO estimates that the report required under H.R. 1997 would cost less than $500,000 over the 2018-2022 period; such spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds.

Pay-as-you-go requirements:  Enacting H.R. 1997 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply

Dynamic Scoring:   CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 1997 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.

Regulatory and Other Impact: H.R. 1997 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act

Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

Earmark Certification:  Data not available

Duplication of programs: Data not available

Direct Rule-Making:  Data not available

Advisory Committee Statement: Data not available

Budget Authority: Data not available

Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.


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