By Jim Campbell
Just another election year ploy by the 79 year-old Senator from CA. Come on Dianne? If this were anything more than a charade why didn’t you put it into play the first two years of this administration?
It’s far more than being resigned to the fact that no meaningful legislation will be passed in the 112th Congress.
This is Dianne Feinstein’s way of encouraging Obama to do what he has done all along, circumvent congress.
Has Feinstein forgotten the gavel his held by the Senate Majority Leader, the obstreperous Harry Reid? He is the kink in the hose. It’s a matter of him calling said legislation to a vote.
Heads up Dianne that means you still have the votes in the Senate, so how about doing it the right way?
Is it truly your desire to make Obama believe even further that there is but one branch of government? What is wrong with you?
It’s clearly time you step aside and your competition, Elizabeth Emken who you refuse to debate has the ‘Right stuff,’ to represent Californians and all U.S. Citizens in the United States Senate.
Fierce Government IT
Resigned to the fact that the 112th Congress will not pass “meaningful” cybersecurity legislation this year, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, sent a letter to President Obama this week calling on him to issue an executive order to protect government and private sector computer networks from cyber attacks and espionage.
In an Aug. 28 letter to Obama, Feinstein warned that “the threats to our national and economic security are simply too great to wait for legislation,” insisting that “the time has come for you to use your full authority to protect the U.S. economy and the networks we depend on from future cyber attack.”
At the same time, Feinstein acknowledged that an executive order from Obama would not provide the same protection from liability for private sector companies as Congress could ensure with cybersecurity legislation. Nevertheless, she made the case to the President that “your Administration can issue cybersecurity standards and provide technical assistance to companies willing to take voluntary steps to improve their security.”