Politics

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
cisa, cybersecurity, omnibus, omnicisa



As Expected, Congress Approves CISA (As Part Of Omnibus)

from the selling-out-your-privacy dept

This is hardly a surprise since Speaker Paul Ryan put his (weak, privacy destroying) version of CISA into the "must pass" omnibus funding bill, retitled as the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, but the bill was easily passed by Congress this morning, 316 to 113. Frankly, 113 votes against was much higher than I expected. Below are the votes:

---- YEAS    316 ---

Adams
Aderholt
Aguilar
Allen
Ashford
Barr
Barton
Bass
Beatty
Benishek
Bera
Beyer
Bilirakis
Bishop (GA)
Bishop (MI)
Bishop (UT)
Blumenauer
Bonamici
Bost
Boustany
Boyle, Brendan F.
Brady (PA)
Brady (TX)
Brooks (IN)
Brown (FL)
Brownley (CA)
Buchanan
Bucshon
Burgess
Bustos
Butterfield
Calvert
Capps
Capuano
Cárdenas
Carson (IN)
Carter (GA)
Carter (TX)
Cartwright
Castor (FL)
Castro (TX)
Chabot
Chaffetz
Chu, Judy
Cicilline
Clark (MA)
Clarke (NY)
Clay
Cleaver
Clyburn
Coffman
Cohen
Cole
Collins (GA)
Collins (NY)
Comstock
Conaway
Connolly
Conyers
Cook
Cooper
Costa
Costello (PA)
Courtney
Cramer
Crenshaw
Crowley
Culberson
Cummings
Curbelo (FL)
Davis (CA)
Davis, Danny
Davis, Rodney
DeFazio
DeGette
Delaney
DeLauro
DelBene
Denham
Dent
DeSaulnier
Deutch
Diaz-Balart
Dingell
Dold
Donovan
Doyle, Michael F.
Duckworth
Duffy
Edwards
Ellmers (NC)
Engel
Eshoo
Esty
Farr
Fattah
Fitzpatrick
Fleischmann
Flores
Foster
Foxx
Frankel (FL)
Frelinghuysen
Fudge
Gabbard
Garamendi
Gibson
Graham
Granger
Graves (GA)
Graves (MO)
Grayson
Green, Al
Green, Gene
Grothman
Guthrie
Hahn
Hanna
Harper
Hartzler
Hastings
Heck (WA)
Hensarling
Herrera Beutler
Higgins
Hill
Himes
Hinojosa
Honda
Hoyer
Huffman
Huizenga (MI)
Hurd (TX)
Israel
Issa
Jackson Lee
Jeffries
Jenkins (WV)
Johnson (OH)
Jolly
Joyce
Kaptur
Katko
Keating
Kelly (IL)
Kelly (MS)
Kilmer
Kind
King (NY)
Kinzinger (IL)
Kirkpatrick
Kline
Knight
Kuster
Langevin
Larsen (WA)
Larson (CT)
Lawrence
Lee
Levin
Lewis
Lipinski
LoBiondo
Loebsack
Loudermilk
Love
Lowenthal
Lowey
Lucas
Luetkemeyer
Lujan Grisham (NM)
Luján, Ben Ray (NM)
Lynch
MacArthur
Maloney, Carolyn
Maloney, Sean
Marchant
Matsui
McCarthy
McCaul
McCollum
McGovern
McHenry
McMorris Rodgers
McNerney
McSally
Meeks
Meng
Messer
Mica
Miller (MI)
Moolenaar
Moore
Moulton
Mullin
Murphy (FL)
Murphy (PA)
Nadler
Napolitano
Neal
Neugebauer
Newhouse
Noem
Nolan
Norcross
Nugent
Nunes
O'Rourke
Olson
Palazzo
Pallone
Pascrell
Paulsen
Payne
Pearce
Pelosi
Perlmutter
Peters
Peterson
Pingree
Pittenger
Pitts
Poe (TX)
Poliquin
Price (NC)
Price, Tom
Quigley
Rangel
Reed
Reichert
Renacci
Ribble
Rice (NY)
Rice (SC)
Richmond
Rigell
Rogers (KY)
Rokita
Rooney (FL)
Ros-Lehtinen
Roskam
Ross
Rouzer
Roybal-Allard
Royce
Ruiz
Ruppersberger
Rush
Russell
Ryan (OH)
Ryan (WI)
Sánchez, Linda T.
Sanchez, Loretta
Sarbanes
Scalise
Schakowsky
Schiff
Scott (VA)
Scott, Austin
Scott, David
Sensenbrenner
Serrano
Sessions
Sewell (AL)
Sherman
Shimkus
Simpson
Sinema
Sires
Slaughter
Smith (NJ)
Smith (WA)
Speier
Stefanik
Stewart
Stivers
Swalwell (CA)
Takai
Thompson (CA)
Thompson (PA)
Thornberry
Tiberi
Titus
Tonko
Torres
Trott
Tsongas
Turner
Upton
Valadao
Van Hollen
Vargas
Veasey
Vela
Velázquez
Visclosky
Wagner
Walberg
Walden
Walorski
Walters, Mimi
Walz
Wasserman Schultz
Watson Coleman
Weber (TX)
Wenstrup
Westmoreland
Wilson (FL)
Wilson (SC)
Womack
Woodall
Yarmuth
Yoder
Young (AK)
Zeldin
Zinke

---- NAYS    113 ---

Abraham
Amash
Amodei
Babin
Barletta
Becerra
Black
Blackburn
Blum
Brat
Bridenstine
Brooks (AL)
Buck
Byrne
Carney
Clawson (FL)
Crawford
DeSantis
DesJarlais
Doggett
Duncan (SC)
Duncan (TN)
Ellison
Emmer (MN)
Farenthold
Fleming
Forbes
Fortenberry
Franks (AZ)
Gallego
Garrett
Gibbs
Gohmert
Goodlatte
Gosar
Gowdy
Graves (LA)
Griffith
Grijalva
Guinta
Gutiérrez
Hardy
Harris
Heck (NV)
Hice, Jody B.
Holding
Hudson
Huelskamp
Hultgren
Hunter
Hurt (VA)
Jenkins (KS)
Johnson (GA)
Johnson, Sam
Jones
Jordan
Kelly (PA)
King (IA)
Labrador
LaHood
LaMalfa
Lamborn
Lance
Latta
Lieu, Ted
Lofgren
Long
Lummis
Marino
Massie
McClintock
McDermott
McKinley
Meadows
Meehan
Miller (FL)
Mooney (WV)
Mulvaney
Palmer
Perry
Pocan
Polis
Pompeo
Posey
Ratcliffe
Roby
Roe (TN)
Rogers (AL)
Rohrabacher
Rothfus
Salmon
Sanford
Schrader
Schweikert
Shuster
Smith (MO)
Smith (NE)
Smith (TX)
Stutzman
Takano
Thompson (MS)
Tipton
Walker
Waters, Maxine
Webster (FL)
Welch
Westerman
Whitfield
Williams
Wittman
Yoho
Young (IA)
Young (IN)

---- NOT VOTING    5 ---

Cuellar
Fincher
Johnson, E. B.
Kennedy
Kildee

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  • icon
    Violynne (profile), 18 Dec 2015 @ 11:03am

    Of the 316, two probably read the bill.

    This is with +/-2 margin of error.

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    • identicon
      Anonymous Coward, 18 Dec 2015 @ 11:11am

      Re:

      Oh many of them maybe read 2 or 3 pages, maybe even a section.

      But good luck finding one who read the entire thing!

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    • identicon
      Anonymous Coward, 18 Dec 2015 @ 2:11pm

      Re:

      Nah, they just knew it was tied to the NASA funding.

      reply to this | link to this | view in chronology ]

    • identicon
      Anonymous Coward, 19 Dec 2015 @ 3:50pm

      Re:

      Of course Pelosi had to vote for it to find out what's in it.

      reply to this | link to this | view in chronology ]

    • icon
      tqk (profile), 20 Dec 2015 @ 12:18pm

      TL;DR.

      This is hardly a surprise ...

      TL;DR, fully expected, holy crap Congress is dysfunctional. You should be angry.

      Me, I'm listening to a Canadian reading me a quote from a woman's Facebook page extolling the wonders and virtues of PM Trudeau allied to David Suziki, and I'm trying not to puke listening. I feel like I already survived this about thirty years ago, so why's it happening again so soon?

      Did I write that out loud? :-P

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 18 Dec 2015 @ 11:03am

    Any idea if this affects foreigners? I'm assuming that they had no rights to begin with. Will this make them worse off from a privacy perspective, since now some companies will be actively coughing up info?

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    • identicon
      Anonymous Coward, 4 Jan 2016 @ 6:48am

      Re:

      The answer is yes, it will be worse for foreigners. If you're in the EU, the protections afforded to you by the Data Protection Directive and national laws are now meaningless. Only model contract clauses (http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/international-transfers/transfer/index_en.htm) protect you, and these allow transfers of data to US processors and controllers. It's unclear whether national data protection authorities will be able to enforce non-participation in CISA for data and companies signing model contract clauses with EU companies.

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 18 Dec 2015 @ 12:47pm

    Disappointed that my rep voted Yea, but I'm more ticked at the speech Obama gave in which he praised the lack of 'ideological riders'. Yeah, ok buddy. You know full well what you were just handed.

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 18 Dec 2015 @ 1:34pm

    Well fuck it. Why even bother having a Congress anymore if they're just going to throw all their toxic wish list items into an unrelated, must-pass funding bill. Just start off with the next funding bill and dump all the other bills into that.

    FFS, this isn't democracy.

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    • identicon
      Anonymous Coward, 18 Dec 2015 @ 2:16pm

      Re:

      Agreed. But remember that this in theory, a democratic republic answerable to the people. It appears at this point it is more akin to a corporate oligarchy hybrid that presents itself in those ideals and traditions of what the country was founded upon while pursuing an agenda in contrast to the will of the people. Conclusion of an experiment indeed. Too bad it failed in such a short time.

      Maybe next time, the following government will get it right.

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    • identicon
      qw, 19 Dec 2015 @ 12:25am

      Re:

      FFS, this isn't democracy.


      Unfortunately, it is.

      This is the very essence of representative democracy. We elect, with various levels of abstraction, representatives to make decisions like these on our behalf.

      Consider this a decision made.

      Given the lack of real alternatives come voting time, the real surprise is our eternal optimism about what kind of a job they'll make of it.

      As the famous paraphrase of Churchill goes: Democracy is the worst political system, except for all the others.

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 18 Dec 2015 @ 2:21pm

    The government is so concerned with finding bad guys that they're blind to the fact that what they are doing is not something good guys would do.

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    • identicon
      Anonymous Coward, 18 Dec 2015 @ 6:06pm

      Re:

      the goal is to find the dissenters not the criminals. It has next to nothing to do with combatting terrorism. If that was true these types of laws would not be continuously abused to arrest and detain everything but terrorists.

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 18 Dec 2015 @ 3:37pm

    Once again...

    My rep (Lamalfa) voted the way I hoped he would (I try to email him every time there's a nasty bill coming up for vote).

    I just wish there were more reps out there who actually gave enough shits to do right by their constituents.

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 18 Dec 2015 @ 5:50pm

    A few links for those looking to prepare for the coming storm:

    Torrentfreak's 2015 review of VPN services.

    The Tor Project. Tor isn't perfect, but it's definitely the most accessible darknet. Those more technically-minded might want to look into I2P, and possibly IPFS.

    Surveillance and censorship will only increase in the coming years. It'd be a good idea to get access to the dark web now, while those project websites can still be accessed over the regular web.

    reply to this | link to this | view in chronology ]

  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 18 Dec 2015 @ 6:01pm

    I wonder if any of this involves using the police to kick in doors and drag people off in the middle of the night never to be seen again at worst or dragged to prison without trial best case like France has been doing to nonviolent protesters and dissenters against how their government is running things.

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 18 Dec 2015 @ 7:14pm

    Remember this was passed during a wave of terror alerts and threats not seen since Bush's 04 election. In case you forgot the telcomm spying-immunity bill also passed during heightened terror alerts that evaporated shortly after that vote. They can be very convincing if you suspect the alphabet agencies won't hesitate to do another San Bernardino this time closer to home if the vote fails.

    Sanders voted against this bill and coincidentally (or not) now has his own tech issues with the DNC blocking voter data access over the vendor's own repeat error (said vendor founded by Clinton's 08 campaign tech chief). I wonder if that's being mentioned among the other campaigns as what happens to Presidential candidates who "nay" the NSA.

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 19 Dec 2015 @ 5:28am

    Thanks Techdirt!

    For the names. Is that href-able from a fed page? It would be nice to be able to get the tally from a click in other articles.

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 20 Dec 2015 @ 1:55pm

    I'm under cyber/biological/chemical attack. Due to ISIL crap, it became a good idea

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