Statement by Senators McCain, Chambliss, and Thune on President Obama's Executive Order on Cybersecurity


By:  John McCain III Saxby Chambliss John Thune
Date: Feb. 12, 2013
Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) and John Thune (R-SD) today released the following statement on the Executive Order on cybersecurity released this evening by President Obama:

"The President's Executive Order cannot achieve the balanced approach that must be accomplished collaboratively through legislation and with the support of the American people. We will closely examine the Executive Order and ensure that there is thorough Congressional oversight of any action it directs. As the 113th Congress gets underway, the Senate should follow regular order and craft legislation that will have an immediate impact on our nation's cybersecurity without adding or prompting regulations that could discourage innovation and negatively impact our struggling economy. We remain committed to working with all of our colleagues to improve our nation's cybersecurity by utilizing the breadth of cybersecurity expertise across the government and within the private sector."

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