Senate 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.