Chambliss said the last obstacle is a liability protection provision.
The NSA leaker said the senator's outrage over alleged CIA spying was "concerning."
Vice Adm. Michael Rogers said the NSA needs to protect civil liberties and privacy.
Security expert and surveillance critic Alex Stamos is Yahoo's new vice president of Information Security, the company announced on Monday.
Previously, Stamos was Chief Technology Officer at Internet security firm Artemis and is an organizer of TrustyCon, a technology conference organized and sponsored by anti-surveillance companies and advocacy groups.
More than 1,000 small-business owners signed a letter to the House calling for legislation.
Internet access is faster, more reliable and less expensive in places with federally funded broadband programs, according to a study out of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that Hill Democrats are touting as a win for the Democratic agenda and administration.
The study — done at the behest of members of Congress — was commissioned to examine the affect of government broadband programs on small businesses. The GAO found that broadband networks funded by federal or municipal programs were likely to have better speeds than similar networks without government funding.
President Obama’s nominee to lead the National Security Agency (NSA) is likely to run into pushback about the agency on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.
Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) has some kind words for Facebook’s efforts to target small businesses.
At a workshop at the College of Southern Maryland in La Plata, Md., on Monday, the No. 2 House Democrat praised the web giant’s efforts to help grow the local economy.
The spot is close to Silicon Valley, which has been highly critical of the NSA.