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Bill Watch! Bills & Acts To Keep An Eye On

I’ve just spent some time perusing some of the bills, acts and resolutions that have been introduced, or are on the floor for debate and I’ve spotted a few that are worth keeping a libertarian eye on moving forward. Naturally, I’ve missed some, as there are over 1,200 bills floating around, and many of these will never actually get to any point of being taken seriously…but still, some are interesting, and as always, we must be vigilant!

CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act)

H.R. 624: To provide for the sharing of certain cyber threat intelligence and cyber threat information between the intelligence community and cybersecurity entities, and for other purposes. Rep. Michael Rogers [R, MI-8]

The evil one!! Yes, this is one of the most nefarious and dangerous acts – you can read a previous article here: http://lionsofliberty.com/2013/03/22/cispa-rises-again-like-....

S. 21: Cybersecurity and American Cyber Competitiveness Act of 2013

Summary: A bill to secure the United States against cyber attack, to improve communication and collaboration between the private sector and the Federal Government, to enhance American competitiveness and create jobs in the information technology industry, and to protect the identities and sensitive information of American citizens and businesses. Sen. John Rockefeller [D, WV]

H.R. 75: American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2013

Summary: To end membership of the United States in the United Nations.
This has zero chance of ever happening, as great a thing as it would be. Several bills pertain to the U.S. involvement in wars without Congressional approval, and Secretary of Defense Panetta has been quoted saying that U.N. approval was enough for our country to undertake military action. Rep. Paul Broun [R, GA-10]

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McWilly, Thank you for

McWilly,

Thank you for posting this. I hope you make this a regular weekly feature.

It would be so helpful to have a look at one or two bills each week to give us a target to write letters, emails, and make calls. For me, it would be super helpful if the bills were ones that had a good chance of moving out of committee (not that a dark-horse bill wouldn't be fun now and again). It would also be helpful, if you gave a couple of links that provide honest, in-depth, timely, background so folks can quickly judge for myself from the best sources.

Keep it up!

Most of these

Are either toothless or will go nowhere.

How about a bill banning bills?

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dont get ahead of yourself

Congress has been known to pull off some surprises in the past. CISPA especially is a real threat, and this time we dont have the publicity we had for SOPA and PIPA

His name is Edward Snowden

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