Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement in response to the cybersecurity breach at credit reporting agency Equifax.

“Our public and private institutions continue to face onslaughts that threaten our national security, economy, and privacy. Had any of these attacks taken place in the physical world there would be a national call to action. We can no longer afford to ignore these threats simply because we cannot see them. Over the years, Congress has acted to establish better communication and coordination between the government and private companies to thwart attacks. We must build on these actions and recommit to a comprehensive approach to defend against and defeat cybercriminals and terrorists.”