U.S. Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) leaves a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on December 12, 2023 in Washington, DC. Johnson was joined by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and House Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-MN). (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

House panel abruptly cancels federal privacy bill vote

The sweeping bill had garnered opposition from GOP leadership and others.
(L-R) Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Rep. Mike Gallager (R-WI) talk with reporters after the House of Representative’s voted on legislation they co-sponsored to ban TikTok at the U.S. Capitol on March 13. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Federal privacy law faces new hurdles ahead of markup

Business groups and civil rights activists have raised objections to the latest version of the legislation, due for committee consideration Thursday.
WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 23: Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee speaks during the hearing with TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill on March 23, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Revamped privacy bill sails through House subcommittee

Even as the legislation advanced through a key subcommittee, members from both parties raised concerns with the measure, indicating that it faces an uncertain road toward passage…
Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks at DefenseScoop’s DefenseTalks on May 22, 2024, in Washington, D.C. (Scoop News Group photo)

Mattis: Don’t create separate military cyber service

The former defense secretary said U.S. Cyber Command needs emergency authority to be able to operate inside the United States.
Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, speaks alongside fellow Freedom Caucus members during a press conference. A bill sponsored by Davidson to limit law enforcement and intelligence agencies from purchasing personal data about Americans passed the House on April 17, 2024. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

House passes bill to limit personal data purchases by law enforcement, intelligence agencies

The bill’s passage was cheered by privacy advocates, but faces an uncertain future in the Senate and with the White House.