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CISA WATCH: Four of five CISA amendments struck down during morning Senate session

October 27, 2015

The Cyber Information Sharing Act (CISA) was brought to the Senate floor on Tuesday with the bill facing votes on its nine amendments.

The first half of the session yielded votes on five amendments, all of which were not agreed upon, except for amendment #2582. Introduced by Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), the amendment would provide a sunset, terminating the provisions of the act after six years and was passed through a voice vote.

Notably, Sen. Al Franken's (D-N.Y) had his amendment voted down, one which he said represented privacy advocates and cybersecurity experts. He wanted to improve the definition of cybersecurity threat and cyber threat indicators. The amendment failed to pass in a 35-60 vote.

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