The next step for the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, after passing by a 288 to 127 margin in the House, is a Senate vote. However, the Senate has yet to debate the bill and has given no indication that the proposal is a priority, as major issues including gun control and immigration linger in the national consciousness.
US President Barack Obama threatened to veto CISPA in 2012 and, citing privacy concerns, has kept his position with the current language of the bill. If CISPA overcomes the odds in the Senate, a presidential veto would again doom the law to months of debate in the House.
i need not remind anyone that it takes a 2/3 majority in both houses of congress to override a presidential veto, nor do i need to remind anyone that currently the senate’s ideological composition is split 55-45 in favor of the democrats, who absolutely will not override a veto from a president of their own party
cispa is not going anywhere. it’s dead in the water. and it would be rad if everyone spent their hard-earned political hysteria on things that actually matter