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Rep. Jason Chaffetz to Leave Congress in June

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) plans to vacate his congressional seat on June 30 after a nearly eight-year tenure. Chaffetz said in a statement published Thursday that he decided to resign to spend more time with his family. The lawmaker told reporters he plans to stay in Utah and that he …

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The Hill: Rep. Bob Goodlatte Proposes Email Privacy Bill Amendment

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) has proposed a substitute amendment to the Email Privacy Act ahead of the panel’s markup of the bill on Wednesday, The Hill newspaper reported Monday. Mario Trujillo writes the bill would update the decades-old Electronic Communications Privacy Act and requires law enforcement personnel to obtain a warrant before they compel a technology …

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Michael McCaul: House Cyber Info Sharing Bill to Include New Liability Protections

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) has said lawmakers are preparing a new bill to provide liability protections for private companies that share sensitive cyber-related information with the government, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Sean McCalley writes that McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, aims to build on previous measures to bolster cyber information-sharing …

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FBI’s Michael Steinbach: Domestic, Int’l Collaboration to Help Efforts Against Domestic Terror

Michael Steinbach, assistant director of FBI‘s counterterrorism division, told a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee that the bureau continues to monitor homegrown violent extremists and foreign fighters joining the Islamic State group. In the testimony published Thursday on the FBI website, Steinbach told the subcommittee on crime, terrorism, homeland security and investigations …

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