Cybersecurity Act of 2012

July 19, 2012
November 14, 2012
Filibustered in Senate

This bill would establish a National Cybersecurity Council to coordinate affairs relating to cyber infrastructure and defense. The bill itself is not directly relevant to the topics covered in the monitor. But there was 1 amendment relevant to Iran, though it was only proposed as a delay tactic by Senate Republicans.

S.A. 2365, introduced on 7/25/12 by Lindsey Graham (R-SC), no cosponsors.
This amendment would insert the text of S. J. Res. 41 of 5/24/12. It was not considered by the Senate.

S.J. Res. 41 states that the U.S. has a vital interest in preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability. It cites statements by Iranian leaders pledging to wipe Israel off the map and IAEA documents, which are used to prove that those same leaders are pursuing a nuclear weapons program.

4 cosponsors (3D, 1R)

See also: S. J. Res. 41 of 5/24/12, S. Res. 380 of 2/16/12, H. Res. 568 of 3/1/12, and S.A. 2346 to S. 3240 of 5/24/12.

Last major action: 8/2/12 filibustered in Senate (vote to invoke cloture and end filibuster failed 52–46 [60 votes required]).

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