I ran across this recently and figured it would be of interest to the rest of the folks here:
Apparently the house was taking advantage of the news storm over ebola and events transpiring in the middle east to pass these three "cybersecurity" bills. Granted we all already know that these sorts of bills can have, besides their regular text, rafts of tacked-on-legislation which may not even be related that can piggyback the bill to get passed, and are generally bad in the first place, with regard to rights of the citizenry.
Be Vigilant, Folks.
Link Fixed and these are the bills spoken of:
H.R. 3696 – the National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act (NCCIPA), the primary bill of the three, which passed by voice vote; (See here: http://thomas.loc.go...y/z?d113:hr3696: )
H.R. 2952 – the Critical Infrastructure Research and Development Act (CIRDA), a bill promoting cybersecurity research and development, which passed by voice vote (See here: http://thomas.loc.go...ry/z?d113:hr2952: ) and
H.R. 3107 – the Homeland Security Cybersecurity Boots-on-the-Ground Act, a bill seeking to bolster the cybersecurity workforce, which passed by a 395-8 vote. (See here: http://thomas.loc.go...y/z?d113:hr3107: )
Be sure to include the colons on the ends of those URLs, those are supposed to be there.
And when I say piggy-backing things in I mean such as in cases with the NDAA (which basically always passes) Yet repeal of prohibition of homosexual acts from the Uniform Code of Military Justice was worked into the 2014 one after the same legislation in the 2013 one got a little "too progressive", as that one also tried to repeal the bestiality prohibitions in the UCMJ, so that amendment at least, didn't pass... consensual sodomy is now permissible though (since that provision passed in the 2014 NDAA, assuming I recall right), unfortunately.
Always read through every revision and amendment of the National Defense Authorization Act in both the house and senate, There is some freaky stuff in there, some of it passes some of it doesn't.
Edited by James SilverWolf, 06 August 2014 - 09:08 AM.