The US Senate Intelligence Committee approved a bill on Tuesday to encourage companies to exchange information with the government on hacking attempts and cybersecurity threats, officials said.
The House approved the bill 248-168, prompting the top Republican and Democrat on the intelligence committee who sponsored it to issue a joint statement lauding the bipartisan approval.
The Obama administration threatened to veto a House bill designed to defend critical US industries and corporate networks from electronic attacks.
Day in Pics: 25th October
Showbiz World - October 25, 2014
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