By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
On Thursday Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (D) from Selma released a written statement following her vote in favor of H.R. 624, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) which passed in the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 288-127.
Representative Sewell wrote, “Every day, our computer networks in both the public and private sector face an increasing number of cyber attacks from foreign agents, criminal hackers and terrorist organizations. In order to keep our nation safe, it is necessary that we take proactive steps to ensure that we have the safeguards in place to combat these cyber threats. I voted for the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act today because I believe this bill provides a solid framework for addressing serious threats to our national and economic security while providing privacy protections to ensure our civil liberties.”