Politics Breaking News: Commerce Committee Drafts First U.S. Senate Cybersecurity Bill

The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee is circulating a bill that marks the upper chamber's first stab at cybersecurity legislation and seeks to formalize part of an executive order that sets up voluntary standards for critical industries. Bipartisan Senate negotiators reached a tentative agreement on an overhaul of the federal student loan program after Democrats retreated on their position that subsidized loan rates be locked in for at least another year. Pennsylvania's Attorney General, Kathleen Kane, said that she would not defend the state against a lawsuit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union with 23 plaintiffs, to overturn a ban on same-sex marriage.
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