Top 10 Most Talked About Bills in Congress Last Week

Top 10 Most Talked About Bills in Congress Last Week



1. H.R. 3523 – Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection ActTo provide for the sharing of certain cyber threat intelligence and cyber threat information between the intelligence community and cybersecurity entities, and for other purposes. 

2. H.R. 4170 – Student Loan Forgiveness ActTo increase purchasing power, strengthen economic recovery, and restore fairness in financing higher education in the United States through student loan forgiveness, caps on interest rates on Federal student loans, and refinancing opportunities for private borrowers, and for other purposes.

3. H.R. 3261 – Stop Online Piracy ActTo promote prosperity, creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation by combating the theft of U.S. property, and for other purposes.

4. H.R. 1540 – National Defense Reauthorization Act of 2012To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2012 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes. 

5. S. 968 – PIPAA bill to prevent online threats to economic creativity and theft of intellectual property, and for other purposes.

6. H.R. 347 – Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2012To correct and simplify the drafting of section 1752 (relating to restricted buildings or grounds) of title 18, United States Code.

7. H.R. 658 – FAA Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2011To amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration for fiscal years 2011 through 2014, to streamline programs, create efficiencies, reduce waste, and improve aviation safety and capacity, to provide stable funding for the national aviation system, and for other purposes.

8. S. 1925 – Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2012A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994. 

9. H.R. 2146 – DATA ActTo amend title 31, United States Code, to require accountability and transparency in Federal spending, and for other purposes.

10. H.R. 2306 – Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2012To limit the application of Federal laws to the distribution and consumption of marihuana, and for other purposes.


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  1. Although I hope we can avoid cyber Pearl Harbor, I don't know if CISPA is all that it seems. While there are definite security concerns that need to be taken care of – more of the provisions seem silly and unnecessary stringent. What is more puzzling however is the total lack of response and comments from the Silicon Valley over this. Is this due to the protest fatigue? In fact Microsoft was giving its support to CISPA all this time [they withdrew support only today]. While working on the Computer Security and Ethical Hacking Training by Ankit Fadia page we have got tonnes of responses from various customers – of all profiles from all continent which indicate that yes the threat is real. In fact the third world war may be fought in the cyber world. However, its not clear is CISPA is the answer that everyone is looking for. Can our legislators think of something better and brilliant and that addresses all our concerns?