(WASHINGTON) — Kansas Congressmen Mike Pompeo (KS-4) and Tim Huelskamp (KS-1) were among 248 members of the House to vote for a controversial cyber security bill.
The House approved the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act on Thursday. It allows companies and the federal government to share information collected on the Internet to help prevent electronic attacks from cybercriminals, foreign governments and terrorists.
The CISPA would "waive every single privacy law ever enacted in the name of cybersecurity," Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) said during debate on the bill. "Allowing the military and NSA to spy on Americans on American soil goes against every principle this country was founded on."
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and author of CISPA said "all the things they're saying about the bill that are not true."
"This bill is important not only because it helps our nation defend critical infrastructure from such attacks, but it also does this by empowering private sector job creators, not the federal government," said Rep. Pompeo in a statement.