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Official Bill Info

  • Latest Action: Nov 14, 2012 Upon reconsideration, cloture on the bill not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 47. Record Vote Number: 202.

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on November 14, 2012, with a roll call of 51 ayes, 47 nays, and 2 not voting.

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  • 3% of users support S.3414

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    3% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, support S.3414.
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    • This bill gives corporations and the federal government broad new powers to monitor internet users, block access to websites and services, and share personal user information without due process.

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      This bill gives corporations and the federal government broad new powers to monitor internet users, block access to websites and services, and share personal user information without due process.
    • It would eliminate decades worth of consumer privacy laws and make it easier for companies to justify abusing their users’ personal information and share it wholesale with the government.

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      It would eliminate decades worth of consumer privacy laws and make it easier for companies to justify abusing their users’ personal information and share it wholesale with the government.
    • Privacy on the internet is essential for social and economic innovation. Without privacy protections, we will have mass self-censorship, and that is detrimental to the democratic promise of the internet.

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      Privacy on the internet is essential for social and economic innovation. Without privacy protections, we will have mass self-censorship, and that is detrimental to the democratic promise of the internet.
    • I support the Franken-Paul amendment to strike the information sharing provisions from the bill. Without the amendment, this bill is simply unacceptable and I would urge a “no” vote.

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      I support the Franken-Paul amendment to strike the information sharing provisions from the bill. Without the amendment, this bill is simply unacceptable and I would urge a “no” vote.

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This bill would establish a new National Cybersecurity Council to identify technology sectors as “critical infrastructure” and approve or reject the sectors’ plans to secure their networks from cyber attacks. Businesses would not be required to adopt Council-approved security plans, but if they do they would be rewarded with broad protection from lawsuits and other benefits. The bill would also bolster website owners’ authority to monitor their users’ information and block users’ access. Companies would be given special legal immunity for sharing user information with federal government agencies.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This bill would establish a new National Cybersecurity Council to identify technology sectors as “critical infrastructure” and approve or reject the sectors’ plans to secure their networks from cyber attacks. Businesses would not be required to adopt Council-approved security plans, but if they do they would be rewarded with broad protection from lawsuits and other benefits. The bill would also bolster website owners’ authority to monitor their users’ information and block users’ access. Companies would be given special legal immunity for sharing user information with federal government agencies.

    Supporting Organizations

    • Aspen Institute’s Homeland Security Group

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    • The Center for Internet and Society

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    • TechAmerica

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    • Symantec

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    • Center for a New American Security

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    • Microsoft

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    • National Defense Industrial Association

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    • Oracle

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    • Cisco

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    • CA Technologies

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    • EMC

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    • Business Software Alliance

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    Opposing Organizations

    • Heritage Action

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    • The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

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    • Independent America Party

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    • National Telecommunications Cooperative Association

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    • American Petroleum Institute

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    • Campaign for Liberty

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    • US Chamber of Commerce

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    • FreedomWorks

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    • National Association of Manufacturers

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    • American Public Power Association

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    • Canadian Electricity Association

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    • Electric Power Supply Association

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    • Electricity Consumers Resource Council

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    • GridWise Alliance

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    • Large Public Power Council

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    • National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners

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    • Nuclear Energy Institute

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    • Transmission Access Policy Study Group

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    • Utilities Telecom Council

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    • Electronic Frontier Foundation

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    • Fight for the Future

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On July 28, 2012, by azkarisma - Senate Amendment 2575 to the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, introduced by Senator Lautenberg of NJ, is a deceitful way to introduce knee-jerk gun control provisions into a completely unrelated internet security bill. Don't let our government operate this way -- trying to infringe upon our 2nd amendment rights through backdoor legislation. Read the text of the Amendment in the "Congressional Record":http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/C?r112:./temp/~r112b1pMaa and then contact your Senators to let them know you oppose both limits on our constitutional right to bear arms AND the dishonest nature of this backdoor legislation.

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      As noted by azkarisma, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 28, 2012, "Senate Amendment 2575 to the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, introduced by Senator Lautenberg of NJ, is a deceitful way to introduce knee-jerk gun control provisions into a completely unrelated internet security bill. Don't let our government operate this way -- trying to infringe upon our 2nd amendment rights through backdoor legislation. Read the text of the Amendment in the "Congressional Record":http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/C?r112:./temp/~r112b1pMaa and then contact your Senators to let them know you oppose both limits on our constitutional right to bear arms AND the dishonest nature of this backdoor legislation."
    • On August 02, 2012, by kevinmcc - The EFF said this bill was an improvement, but does NOT support this bill. That need to be clarified on this page!

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      As noted by kevinmcc, a user on OpenCongress.org, on August 02, 2012, "The EFF said this bill was an improvement, but does NOT support this bill. That need to be clarified on this page!"
    • On August 05, 2012, by markjustmark - Send this little note to Congress: S.3414 Cybersecurity Act of 2012 I am writing as your constituent in the 7th Congressional district of Virginia. I'm tracking S.3414 - Cybersecurity Act of 2012 using OpenCongress.org, the free public resource website for government transparency and accountability. Wo. Slow down with this thing. Good? Bad? I don't know of the initial idea but all of We The People know that Whenever the government touches something it turns into ...to put it mildly, fertilizer. The Heritage Foundation has a good article on this subject with some very good questions: "National Security and Defense Cybersecurity Legislation: Questions That Need to Be Answered." Be it known, officially I said tracking BUT really opposing. Much debate is necessary. I don't care if the debate lasts until the Purple Martins or the Swallows (depends on where you live) back from their winter vacation. Much debate. Peace on

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      As noted by markjustmark, a user on OpenCongress.org, on August 05, 2012, "Send this little note to Congress: S.3414 Cybersecurity Act of 2012 I am writing as your constituent in the 7th Congressional district of Virginia. I'm tracking S.3414 - Cybersecurity Act of 2012 using OpenCongress.org, the free public resource website for government transparency and accountability. Wo. Slow down with this thing. Good? Bad? I don't know of the initial idea but all of We The People know that Whenever the government touches something it turns into ...to put it mildly, fertilizer. The Heritage Foundation has a good article on this subject with some very good questions: "National Security and Defense Cybersecurity Legislation: Questions That Need to Be Answered." Be it known, officially I said tracking BUT really opposing. Much debate is necessary. I don't care if the debate lasts until the Purple Martins or the Swallows (depends on where you live) back from their winter vacation. Much debate. Peace on"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • GUN CONTROL ALERT – Attached to Bill S. 3414 | Document The ... - July 29, 2012 by admin - GUN CONTROL ALERT – Attached to Bill S. 3414 Cyber Security Bill. Amendment .SA 2575. Make sure you contact your representitives ASAP! http://thehill.com/video/senate/240657-cybersecurity-bill-includes-gun-contro…

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      As noted by admin on July 29, 2012, "GUN CONTROL ALERT – Attached to Bill S. 3414 Cyber Security Bill. Amendment .SA 2575. Make sure you contact your representitives ASAP! http://thehill.com/video/senate/240657-cybersecurity-bill-includes-gun-contro…" (/url?q=http://documentthetruth.com/%3Fp%3D4866&sa=U&ei=CxEYUKrQNomn8AGaqoGYCA&ved=0CDUQmAEwBg&usg=AFQjCNGyDdHWxm5X-UDPVSbFQBJ_5o-rNg)
    • GUN CONTROL ALERT – Attached to Bill S. 3414 | Document The ... - July 29, 2012 by admin - GUN CONTROL ALERT – Attached to Bill S. 3414 Cyber Security Bill. Amendment .SA 2575. Make sure you contact your representitives ASAP! http://thehill.com/video/senate/240657-cybersecurity-bill-includes-gun-contro…

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      As noted by admin on July 29, 2012, "GUN CONTROL ALERT – Attached to Bill S. 3414 Cyber Security Bill. Amendment .SA 2575. Make sure you contact your representitives ASAP! http://thehill.com/video/senate/240657-cybersecurity-bill-includes-gun-contro…" (/url?q=http://documentthetruth.com/%3Fp%3D4866&sa=U&ei=Yr0XUIzuHZSu8QS7x4GgCg&ved=0CDUQmAEwBg&usg=AFQjCNEnFeLPFpX5pAXe_-FrqmYE7dcfAw)
    • GUN CONTROL ALERT – Attached to Bill S. 3414 | Document The ... - July 29, 2012 by admin - GUN CONTROL ALERT – Attached to Bill S. 3414 Cyber Security Bill. Amendment .SA 2575. Make sure you contact your representitives ASAP! http://thehill.com/video/senate/240657-cybersecurity-bill-includes-gun-contro…

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      As noted by admin on July 29, 2012, "GUN CONTROL ALERT – Attached to Bill S. 3414 Cyber Security Bill. Amendment .SA 2575. Make sure you contact your representitives ASAP! http://thehill.com/video/senate/240657-cybersecurity-bill-includes-gun-contro…" (/url?q=http://documentthetruth.com/%3Fp%3D4866&sa=U&ei=hmsXULb5DISg9QTK_QE&ved=0CDkQmAEwBw&usg=AFQjCNGwZyVfw0sr95aszdNmizdy6etoJA)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Wisconsin Right to Life: Solid majority of U.S. House members vote to prevent abortions of babies who can experience pain - August 01, 2012 by WisPolitics.com - In an historic vote yesterday, a solid majority of the U.S. House voted to reject the current abortion policy of the District of Columbia, which permits legal abortion for any reason until birth, and to replace it with a law that would generally prevent ..

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      As noted by WisPolitics.com on August 01, 2012, "In an historic vote yesterday, a solid majority of the U.S. House voted to reject the current abortion policy of the District of Columbia, which permits legal abortion for any reason until birth, and to replace it with a law that would generally prevent .." (http://wispolitics.com/index.iml?Article=276098)
    • Senate Democrats Mount Defense of Cybersecurity Act Against US Chamber Objections - August 01, 2012 by HSToday - Democrats in the Senate opened debate on cybersecurity legislation Tuesday with criticism of the steadfast opposition of the US Chamber of Commerce to a bill setting voluntary standards for cybersecurity among private companies. Majority Leader Harry Reid

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      As noted by HSToday on August 01, 2012, "Democrats in the Senate opened debate on cybersecurity legislation Tuesday with criticism of the steadfast opposition of the US Chamber of Commerce to a bill setting voluntary standards for cybersecurity among private companies. Majority Leader Harry Reid " (http://www.hstoday.us/industry-news/general/single-article/senate-democrats-mount-defense-of-cybersecurity-act-against-us-chamber-objections/ed6ac44d675e4398990c8e86a2e5ee8a.html)
    • Reid Invokes Cloture As Cybersecurity Bill Prospects Dim - July 31, 2012 by Broadcasting Cable - Prospects for cybersecurity legislation dimmed considerably late Tuesday after it appeared a compromise could not be reached on S. 3414, the Cybersecurity Act of 2012. Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) invoked cloture to move to consideration of ...

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      As noted by Broadcasting Cable on July 31, 2012, "Prospects for cybersecurity legislation dimmed considerably late Tuesday after it appeared a compromise could not be reached on S. 3414, the Cybersecurity Act of 2012. Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) invoked cloture to move to consideration of ..." (http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/487998-Reid_Invokes_Cloture_As_Cybersecurity_Bill_Prospects_Dim.php)
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