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Cyber Bill Blocked in Senate

Senate Fails to End Filibuster on Cybersecurity Bill

  • Cloture vote to end debate on the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 was 52-46, with 60 needed to advance the bill.
  • Republicans said the bill would lead to unnecessary regulations to protect the nation's computer networks from cyberattacks.
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid accused the GOP of bowing to the Chamber of Commerce, which advocates voluntary measures by businesses on cybersecurity.
  • Lead sponsor, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., says, “This is one of those days that I fear for my country..."

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