House Intelligence Committee Passes Cybersecurity Bill

Law360, New York (December 1, 2011, 10:47 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives' Intelligence Committee on Thursday passed the bipartisan Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act in a nearly unanimous vote on the bill that would protect the intellectual property of U.S. businesses from cyberattacks.

The bill — introduced Wednesday by committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and ranking member Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md. — passed by a 17-1 vote, with two amendments adopted by a voice vote, the committee said in a statement.

“This has been an extraordinary bipartisan effort,” Ruppersberger said. “I am proud...
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