Grassley compares rushing vote on cybersecurity bill to 'ObamaCare'

Grassley said S. 3414 would only increase federal government bureaucracy.

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Some Republicans opposed the bill last time because the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said it included burdensome regulations on businesses. Grassley said the bill still hasn’t addressed those problems and that the vote was just a way for the Democrats to paint Republicans as obstructionists.

“If we’re truly serious about it, we’ll treat [cybersecurity] with the seriousness it deserves,” Grassley said. “Are we to once again pass a bill so that then the American people can read it?

“Rushing something through that will impact the country in such a massive way is not good for this country and is not good for this body.”

Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduced the measure, which failed to advance in August. Reid promised to give the bill a second opportunity before Thanksgiving.