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In the wake of the Sony hack, President Donald Trump tweeted his support for a cybersecurity bill that would make it easier for companies to share information about cyber threats.
But while the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report is expected to recommend new cybersecurity legislation, it is far from certain the White House will endorse it.
Trump’s tweets and the GOP-led House are divided over the bill, and the president’s position on it could become a central point of contention when the House and Senate debate the legislation.
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein Dianne Emiel FeinsteinThe Hill’s Morning Report — Where the Kavanaugh nomination stands Five takeaways on Kavanaugh and Ford MORE (D-Calif.) said Monday she was optimistic about the bill’s chances, but was not convinced the White Tower had fully taken the report’s findings into account.
“I have heard from the White Office that the president is encouraged by the Senate report and is open to exploring additional information and recommendations from the committee,” Feinstein said in a statement.
“The White House is fully committed to working with Congress on this important issue and I look forward to a final report by the committee that will be delivered in a timely manner.”
The White, House and the Senate are expected to begin hashing out the final legislation after the November 6 midterm elections.