Reid says GOP delaying cyber bill is 'scary'

Tuesday night Reid filed a motion to end debate and proceed to the Cybersecurity Act. A vote is likely on Thursday.

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The Cybersecurity Act would increase cyber protections for the nation's electrical grid, financial networks, transportation system and other critical infrastructure.

Some Republicans have expressed concerns about the effects the bill would have on businesses. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has spoken against the bill.

Reid said he partially blames the Chamber of Commerce for Republican objections.

“What more do we need, what more does the Chamber of Commerce need for them to release the Republicans?” Reid asked. 

Amendments for S. 3414 are still being negotiated and the deadline for filing is 1 p.m. Wednesday.