Cybersecurity bill is approved by the House

04/18/2013 | Reuters

The House has voted in favor of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, which President Barack Obama has said he would veto because of civil-liberties concerns. House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer said the bill is "a significant improvement from what was passed last year." Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., said he would work with other lawmakers for a prompt action on the bill. "There is too much at stake -- our economic and national security -- for Congress to fail to act," Rockefeller said in a statement.

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