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House panel approves cyber attribution bill

Rep. Ted Yoho
Rep. Ted Yoho. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

The House Committee on Foreign Affairs approved the Cyber Deterrence and Response Act Thursday, a bill that would require the White House to publicly identify and sanction any foreign, state-sponsored cyber threat.

Why it matters: The president currently has wide discretion over releasing information about foreign cyber campaigns. This would both tie the president's hands and ensure action.