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Cybersecurity debate moves to Senate

The ball is now in the Senate’s court to pass legislation aimed at bolstering the nation’s defenses against cyberattacks.

Similar to last year, the House easily passed a set of cybersecurity-focused bills this week, prompting the Senate to make a move and put forward its own proposal.

But the Senate isn’t as far along on legislation as it was last Congress and has opted to press the re-set button on its cybersecurity efforts after it struggled to pass a comprehensive bill twice last year. The Senate Homeland Security, Commerce and Intelligence Committees are each drafting their own proposals that will go through regular order, according to a Senate aide.