I’m sure Obama will just go ahead and install all this anyway, he’s good at that. That kills that gun control amendment they tried to sneak thru on this bill limiting magazines to 10 shots.

A cybersecurity bill sought by President Barack Obama as critical to national defense was blocked Thursday in the Senate, drawing an angry response from the White House.

The legislation failed to advance amid opposition from an unusual coalition of civil libertarians — who feared it could allow too much government snooping — and conservatives who said it would create a new bureaucracy.

The bill needed 60 votes in the 100-member Senate to advance under rules in the chamber, but got only 52. The failure came despite pleas from Obama and top US defense officials.

After the vote, the White House blamed “an overwhelming majority of Senate Republicans” for blocking the bill, which it said would have protected the nation “from potentially catastrophic cyber attacks.”

The bill was a “comprehensive piece of cybersecurity legislation” but it was foiled by “the politics of obstructionism, driven by special interest groups seeking to avoid accountability,” a White House statement said.

The failure to move forward, the White House said, is “a profound disappointment.”

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