Senate Set to Pass Bipartisan Cybersecurity Bill
‘I urge every colleague to join me in voting to protect the personal data, privacy, and property of the American people.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015:
“As colleagues have no doubt already noted, a fiscal agreement has been filed that addresses a number of important issues. Members currently have the opportunity to review it.
“I hope they’ll take that opportunity. I hope they’ll do so.
“I will certainly have more to say on the matter later. But for now I encourage all colleagues to examine the agreement.
“The challenges posed by cyberattacks are real and they’re growing. They don’t just threaten governments and businesses, they threaten individuals too.
“Everyone understands that a cyberattack can be a deeply invasive attack on personal privacy.
“Everyone understands that a cyberattack can be financially crippling.
“That’s why everyone should want to see the bipartisan cybersecurity bill before us pass today.
“Its voluntary information-sharing provisions are key to defeating cyberattacks and protecting the personal information of the people we represent
“We also know the bill contains measures to protect civil liberties and individual privacy.
“No wonder the Senate voted to advance it by a large bipartisan vote of 83 to 14 last week.
“I thank the Chair and Vice Chair of the Intelligence Committee for their continued hard work on this legislation.
“We’ll consider a number of amendments from both sides of the aisle today.
“Then we’ll proceed to a final vote on the underlying bill.
“I urge every colleague to join me in voting to protect the personal data, privacy, and property of the American people.”
Related Issues: Budget, Cybersecurity