Cybersecurity bill headed straight to Senate floor


Source: Hill, The
Author: Brendan Sasso
Coverage Type: reporting
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) plans to bring a cybersecurity bill straight to the Senate floor in the coming weeks, skipping any committee markups, according to Democratic aides. The move ignores the pleas from seven GOP senators to slow down the process and allow for multiple committees to hold hearings and markups of the legislation. Speaking at a briefing for reporters, the Democratic aides emphasized that Congress has been working on cybersecurity legislation for several years.

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