U.S. House of Representatives - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • Lawmakers push for federal data beach notification law

    U.S. lawmakers plan to resurrect national data breach notification legislation that has failed to pass in past sessions of Congress, but some advocates don't agree on what should be included in a bill.

    Written by Grant Gross18 July 13 19:16
  • Lawmakers: NSA phone records collection violated law

    The U.S. National Security Agency and Department of Justice exceeded their legal authority to conduct surveillance when collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. residents, several U.S. lawmakers said Wednesday.

    Written by Grant Gross17 July 13 20:00
  • House panel approves bill increasing H-1B limits

    A U.S. House of Representatives committee has approved legislation that would more than double the current skilled immigration H-1B cap with the focus on science and technology workers.

    Written by Grant Gross28 June 13 17:42
  • Bill aims to discourage nations from sponsoring cyberattacks

    Three U.S. lawmakers have introduced legislation that would allow President Barack Obama's administration to deny U.S. travel visas to cyberattackers sponsored by foreign governments and to freeze their U.S.-based assets.

    Written by Grant Gross06 June 13 17:53
  • Obama targets so-called patent trolls

    The U.S. Congress should allow new challenges to patents on processes that are enabled by computers, and lawmakers should make it more difficult for patent-holding firms to gain import injunctions at the U.S. International Trade Commission, the White House has recommended.

    Written by Grant Gross04 June 13 15:04
  • US lawmakers introduce apps privacy bill

    New legislation introduced by a group of U.S. lawmakers would require mobile application developers to obtain consent from consumers before collecting their personal data and to secure the data they collect.

    Written by Grant Gross09 May 13 19:53
  • CISPA appears doomed in Senate

    Key lawmakers are suggesting that the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, better known as CISPA, will soon die in the U.S. Senate -- just like last year.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan26 April 13 20:08
  • House approves CISPA over privacy objections

    The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to approve a controversial cyberthreat information-sharing bill, despite opposition from the White House and several privacy and digital rights groups.

    Written by Grant Gross18 April 13 17:45
  • US House moves toward passage of CISPA

    The U.S. House of Representatives moved closer Wednesday toward the passage of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), despite concerns that the cyberthreat information-sharing bill will allow Web-based companies to share a wide amount of customer information with government agencies.

    Written by Grant Gross17 April 13 22:00
  • CISPA sponsor compares opponents to 14-year-olds

    The chief sponsor of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) in the U.S. Congress has ignited a Twitter storm by suggesting many opponents of the proposed cyberthreat sharing bill are 14-year-olds in basements.

    Written by Grant Gross17 April 13 13:58
  • Lawmakers question patent complaint process at USITC

    The U.S. Congress should limit the ability of patent holders that don't make products to file infringement complaints at the U.S. International Trade Commission because of a huge increase in cases there, representatives of some companies told lawmakers Tuesday.

    Written by Grant Gross16 April 13 20:17
  • US House to vote on CISPA cyberthreat bill this week

    The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), a controversial cyberthreat information-sharing bill, will be debated on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives this week, despite continued opposition from some privacy and digital rights advocates.

    Written by Grant Gross15 April 13 20:47
  • Critics: CISPA still a government surveillance bill

    A U.S. House of Representatives committee failed to make the changes necessary to allay fears about government surveillance in a controversial cyberthreat sharing bill that's moving toward a House vote, critics said.

    Written by Grant Gross11 April 13 18:25
  • Lawmakers to again push Internet freedom resolution

    U.S. lawmakers want to make it clear that they're against a takeover of the Internet by the U.N.'s International Telecommunication Union and member governments.

    Written by Grant Gross05 April 13 19:46