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McConnell Promises To Bring Up Cybersecurity Bill Next Month

“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell…vowed to finish a major cybersecurity bill in September,” The Hill reports.  

“McConnell had tried to punch the bill through in the waning days before the August recess, but couldn’t reach a deal with Democrats to limit floor debate and amendments. Before leaving Washington, senators did agree to a slate of at least 21 amendments that will be offered whenever the bill is eventually taken up.”  

“With the looming mid-September deadline to vote on the Iran nuclear deal and myriad budget issues to be resolved by Oct. 1, many are skeptical that lawmakers will have the floor time to consider CISA. To try and fit everything in, senators…said they were working to tie any floor time agreement on CISA to a deal that would structure debate on Iran.”

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