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Sen. Mitch McConnell Wants Floor Vote on Cyber Legislation By Friday

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cybersecuritySenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has urged fellow senators to cooperate with each other and pass the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act before they adjourn Friday for a summer recess, The Hill newspaper reported Tuesday.

Jordain Carney writes that several lawmakers have proposed amendments to the bipartisan bill and a procedural vote is set for Wednesday.

CISA has stalled in the Senate due to privacy concerns, but McConnell said the bill contains “strong measures to limit the use [and] retention… of consumers’ personal information,” according to the newspaper.

Patricia Zengerle of Reuters reported some corporations support the legislation because they believe it can serve as a tool to prevent large-scale cyber attacks by allowing industry to share data with the federal government.

The Senate Intelligence Committee endorsed CISA in March and the House passed a similar bill in April.

Zengerle said if approved, the Senate legislation would be reconciled with the House version before it heads to President Obama for signature.

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