According to a Hill story highlighted by TechDirt, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) will try to make a final push for the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, a bill that would give government departments and law enforcement oversight on corporations in the business of critical infrastructure when it comes to fighting hackers and other internet-based threats. According to an unnamed aide for the Senator (speaking to the Hill), "Reid is aiming to bring the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 to the floor at the end of next week after the Senate votes on Sen. Jon Tester's (D-Mont.) sportsmen's bill."
Republicans want Reid to hold an open amendment process if he brings the bill to the floor, said Michael Brumas, the spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
“If Sen. Reid brings the bill up during the lame-duck session, we hope he would fulfill his clear commitment to have a thorough and open amendment process, especially given the complex nature of the subject,” Brumas said.
We will have more on this story as it develops.