James Comey, who was ousted as FBI director by President Trump less than a month ago, will testify publicly before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday.
Comey's testimony is sure to be the latest flashpoint in the ongoing saga of Russian election interference that has dogged Trump, as federal investigators probe whether there was coordination between his campaign and Moscow.
Trump set off a media firestorm in May when he fired Comey, and initially claiming he acted on recommendation of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
The House Homeland Security Committee chairman has solicited feedback from the new administration on the legislation, which is an extension of a previous effort to replace the department's National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) with a new operational agency to handle cyber.
Off Capitol Hill, Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.), a key voice in the House on cyber, and Adm. Mike Rogers, who leads the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, will each deliver keynote remarks at an annual forum hosted by the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology on Wednesday.