Cybersecurity bill's death opens door for Obama executive orderSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 14:54
Cybersecurity bill's death opens door for Obama executive order
By Eric Engleman / Bloomberg News
November 15, 2012 12:01am
WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans on Wednesday killed cybersecurity legislation backed by President Barack Obama, increasing prospect that the White House will implement some of the bill's provisions through an executive order.
Supporters failed, 51-47, to get the 60 votes needed under Senate rules to bring up the bill for passage. Republicans blocked the same measure in August, saying it would lead to more government regulation of business.