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Can't Pass the Cybersecurity Bill? Sign an Executive Order

Mephistophocles (930357) writes | about 2 years ago

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Mephistophocles writes "What do you do when you can't get a bill through congress? Why, you just get the president to sign an executive order, of course! The Hill reports that Senator Jay Rockefeller of Virginia is doing exactly that:

"[B]ecause it is very unclear whether the Senate will come to agreement on cybersecurity legislation in the near future, I urge you to explore and employ every lever of executive power that you possess to protect this country from the cyber threat," Rockefeller wrote in a letter to Obama on Monday. "We must act to address our cyber vulnerabilities as soon as possible and many components of the Cybersecurity Act are amenable to implementation via executive order, normal regulatory processes, or other executive action under the authorities of the Homeland Security Act."

The bill in question failed to pass congressional vote earlier this year. So much for due process."
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Rockefeller is from West Virginia (1)

schwit1 (797399) | about 2 years ago | (#41012575)

"[B]ecause it is very unclear whether the Senate will come to agreement on cybersecurity legislation in the near future" Good luck.

When was the last time the Senate passed a budget? April 9, 2009.

Due process? (1)

A nonymous Coward (7548) | about 2 years ago | (#41013105)

I don't think subbie knows what "due process" means. Scummy politics, sure, as usual. Abuse of authority, sure, at least morally. But probably legal as shit these days, according to the courts, which are, surprise, part of the government.

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