THAT IT WAS REPUBLICANS ONCE AGAIN WHO ALLOWED THE US TO BE ATTACKED (JUST LIKE 9/11)
WASHINGTON — A cybersecurity bill that had been one of the Obama administration’s top national security priorities was blocked by a Republican filibuster in the Senate on Thursday, severely limiting its prospects this year.
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Senator Joseph I. Lieberman was a sponsor of the measure.
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The Senate voted 52 to 46 to cut off debate, falling short of the 60 needed to force a final vote on the measure, which had bipartisan support but ran into a fight over what amendments to the legislation could be proposed.
Soon after the vote, the White House released a statement calling the outcome “a profound disappointment.”
“The politics of obstructionism, driven by special interest groups seeking to avoid accountability, prevented Congress from passing legislation to better protect our nation from potentially catastrophic cyberattacks,” the statement said.
The bill’s most vocal opponents were a group of Republican senators led by John McCain of Arizona, who took the side of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and steadfastly opposed the legislation, arguing that it would be too burdensome for corporations.
The bill would have established optional standards for the computer systems that oversee the country’s critical
Oblunder wants to pass a bill for EVERYthing, even if it is redundant. There is ALREADY a Federal cyber security task force in place and it works very well. IT'S CALLED THE F.B.I., DUMMY