After Defeat Of Senate Cybersecurity Bill, Obama Weighs Executive-order Option

Barack Obama speech 7 SC After defeat of Senate cybersecurity bill, Obama weighs executive order option

Senate Republicans recently blocked cybersecurity legislation, but the issue might not be dead after all.

The White House hasn’t ruled out issuing an executive order to strengthen the nation’s defenses against cyber attacks if Congress refuses to act.

“In the wake of Congressional inaction and Republican stall tactics, unfortunately, we will continue to be hamstrung by outdated and inadequate statutory authorities that the legislation would have fixed,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in an emailed response to whether the president is considering a cybersecurity order.

“Moving forward, the President is determined to do absolutely everything we can to better protect our nation against today’s cyber threats and we will do that,” Carney said.

The White House has emphasized that better protecting vital computer systems is a top priority.

Read More at The Hill. By Brendan Sasso.

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Comments

  1. VirgoVince says:

    Just ANOTHER 'ovomitcare' power grab?? It may protect the internet, but what else does this POS SOB have up his sleeves??
    Wait til AFTER we send him back to Kenya, then the new admins can tackle something this important!!
    Even if he does his EO thing, WHY don't WE ALL just do as he does, IGNORE him and his BS bill??
    WHY do you keep forgetting that NOTHING he has done or will do, is legal or binding????

  2. David F. says:

    I am extremely glad this bill got stopped. It had a "Rider" (an attachment Bill) on the Bill that would outlaw any clips that could hold more than a 10 Round/Bullet/Shell capacity, that the Dems were trying to sneak in!!

    • Seeks_the_truth says:

      That's the reason it didn't get a filibuster. There are still many Demoncraps who still believe in the 2nd Amendment.

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