April 25th, 2012
05:20 PM ET
The White House issued a Statement of Administration Policy on Wednesday recommending that the president veto the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act should it pass Congress. The House is scheduled to take up the bill Thursday with a final vote on Friday.
Sponsored by chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Rep. Mike Rogers, CISPA would broaden the intelligence community’s ability to share classified information about threats to the nation’s cyber security with private businesses or other non-governmental parties.
Supporters of the bill claim that it would help businesses defend themselves from cyber attacks, limits the government’s ability to force company’s to hand over private information and helps to minimize the government’s intrusion into the internet.
The administration primarily took issue with the bill’s lack of privacy protections. In a statement, the Office of Management and Budget argued that language in the bill “effectively treats domestic cybersecurity as an intelligence activity and thus, significantly departs from longstanding efforts to treat the Internet and cyberspace as civilian spheres.”
Here’s more from the veto threat: FULL POST
February 15th, 2011
10:08 PM ET
WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama issued a veto threat Tuesday, following the introduction of a controversial spending bill last week. The bill is a continuing resolution that would fund federal government for the rest of the fiscal year and includes $100 billion dollars in spending cuts promised by House Republicans.
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