The cybersecurity bills are intended to create a law that enables companies to share more cyber threat data with the government.
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Lawmakers are rushing to pass a major cybersecurity bill this month before a divisive debate over reauthorizing the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs bogs them down.
Lawmakers have maintained that their cyber efforts — which would provide legal protections to companies that share cyber data with the government — have nothing to do with surveillance.
“Apples and oranges,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) told reporters.