Originally published: April 26, 2012
Last updated: April 26, 2012 - 7:37pm
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) fired back at President Barack Obama after the White House threatened to veto a House cybersecurity bill. “The White House believes the government ought to control the Internet, government ought to set standards and government ought to take care of everything that’s needed for cybersecurity," Speaker Boehner said during his weekly press conference.
Speaker Boehner warned that "we can’t have the government in charge of our Internet." He said CISPA and other cybersecurity bills the House will vote on this week are "commonsense steps that will allow people to communicate with each other, to work together, to build the walls that are necessary in order to prevent cyber terrorism from occurring." "There are more steps that are going to have to be taken beyond these, but this is a fundamentally different approach than what the White House and some want to do in terms of creating this monster here in Washington that could control what we’re going to see or not see on the Internet," Speaker Boehner said.
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