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Cybersecurity Bill Killed, Paving Way for Executive Order

U.S. Senate Republicans yesterday killed cybersecurity legislation backed by President Barack Obama, increasing prospects the White House will implement some of the bill’s provisions through an executive order.

Supporters failed 51-47 to get the 60 votes needed under Senate rules to bring the bill up for passage. Republicans blocked the same measure in August, saying it would lead to more government regulation of business.