The bills are backed by the entertainment industry and business groups who say that strong measures are needed to combat online copyright infringement. Internet companies and consumer advocates however claim the bills could lead to censorship on the internet.
Cybersecurity has taken on a new urgency since reports of an alleged cyber attack on a utility plant in Illinois became public last week. Senate leadership also announced plans to take up a cybersecurity bill next year.
Wyden has been strongly opposed to the legislation since it was voted out of committee last Congress.