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S. 2105 - Cybersecurity Act of 2012

Government operations and politics. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to enhance the security and resiliency of the cyber and communications infrastructure of the United States. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Cybersecurity Act of 2012

S. 2105 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to enhance the security and resiliency of the cyber and communications infrastructure of the United States. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to enhance the security and resiliency of the cyber and communications infrastructure of the United States.
Other Titles
  • Cybersecurity Act of 2012
Sponsor
Joseph I. Lieberman
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Government operations and politics
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Advanced technology and technological innovations
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Computer security and identity theft
  • Computers and information technology
  • Congressional oversight
  • Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
  • Criminal justice information and records
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Director of National Intelligence
  • Electric power generation and transmission
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Emergency communications systems
  • Executive agency funding and structure
  • Federal preemption
  • Foreign aid and international relief
  • Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
  • Government information and archives
  • Higher education
  • Homeland security
  • Infrastructure development
  • Intelligence activities, surveillance, classified information
  • International organizations and cooperation
  • Performance measurement
  • Public contracts and procurement
  • Public-private cooperation
  • Research administration and funding
  • Research and development
  • Right of privacy
  • Science and engineering education
  • Student aid and college costs
  • Teaching, teachers, curricula
  • Technology assessment
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced2/14/2012
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/14/2012
2/14/2012Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
2/14/2012Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
Put on a legislative calendar2/15/2012Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 323.
2/16/2012Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 112-524.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

9 Organizations Supported and 59 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Cybersecurity Act of 2012

9 organizations supported this bill

CA Technologies
Stephen C. Savage (2012, February 16). Letter to Majority Leader Reid and Senators Lieberman, Collins, Rockefeller, and Feinstein. Retrieved April 12, 2012, from CA Technologies.
Cisco Systems
Strohm, Chris and Eric Engleman (2012, February 15). Cybersecurity Measure to Boost Companies' Costs, Lobbyists Say. Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved February 15, 2012, from http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-02-15/cybersecurity-measure-to-boost-companies-costs-lobbyists-say.html.
EMC Corporation
Art Coviello & David Martin (2012, February 15). Letter to Chairman Lieberman, Ranking Member Collins, Chairman Rockefeller, & Chairman Feinstein. Retrieved April 12, 2012, from Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs.
Information Technology Industry Council
Meghan Fletcher (2012, February 14). ITI Statement on the Cybersecurity Act of 2012. Retrieved April 12, 2012, from Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs.
Online Trust Alliance
Spiezle, Craig (2012, March 30). Senate Cyber OTA. Retrieved August 1, 2012, from Online Trust Alliance.
Oracle
Strohm, Chris and Eric Engleman (2012, February 15). Cybersecurity Measure to Boost Companies’ Costs, Lobbyists Say. Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved February 15, 2012, from http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-02-15/cybersecurity-measure-to-boost-companies-costs-lobbyists-say.html.
TechAmerica
Stephanie Craig (2012, February 14). TechAmerica Applauds Introduction of Senate Cybersecurity Legislation. Retrieved April 12, 2012, from Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs.
United Technologies
Louis R. Chenevert (2012, March 14). Letter to Senator Lieberman. Retrieved April 12, 2012, from Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs.
Vanguard Integrity Professionals
Steven G. Ringelberg (2012, February 16). Letter to Senators Reid, Lieberman, Collins, Rockefeller and Feinstein. Retrieved April 12, 2012, from Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs.

59 organizations opposed this bill

Access
undersigned organizations (2012, May 10). Liberty Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Liberty Coalition.
American Association of Law Libraries
undersigned organizations (2012, May 14). Organizations Opposed to Undercutting FOIA In Cybersecurity Bills. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from American Association of Law Libraries.
American Association of Practicing Psychiatrists
undersigned organizations (2012, May 10). Liberty Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Liberty Coalition.
American Association of University Professors
undersigned organizations (2012, May 14). Organizations Opposed to Undercutting FOIA In Cybersecurity Bills. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from American Association of Law Libraries.
American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression
undersigned organizations (2012, May 10). Liberty Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Liberty Coalition.
American Civil Liberties Union
undersigned organizations (2012, May 10). Liberty Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Liberty Coalition.
American Conservative Union
undersigned organizations (2012, May 10). Liberty Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Liberty Coalition.
American Library Association
undersigned organizations (2012, May 10). Liberty Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Liberty Coalition.
American Society of News Editors
undersigned organizations (2012, May 14). Organizations Opposed to Undercutting FOIA In Cybersecurity Bills. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from American Association of Law Libraries.
Americans for Limited Government
undersigned organizations (2012, May 10). Liberty Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Liberty Coalition.
Article 19
undersigned organizations (2012, May 14). Organizations Opposed to Undercutting FOIA In Cybersecurity Bills. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from American Association of Law Libraries.
Association of College and Research Libraries
undersigned organizations (2012, May 10). Liberty Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Liberty Coalition.
Association of Research Libraries
undersigned organizations (2012, May 10). Liberty Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Liberty Coalition.
Bank of America
Strohm, Chris and Eric Engleman (2012, February 15). Cybersecurity Measure to Boost Companies' Costs, Lobbyists Say. Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved February 15, 2012, from http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-02-15/cybersecurity-measure-to-boost-companies-costs-lobbyists-say.html.
Bill of Rights Defense Committee
undersigned organizations (2012, May 10). Liberty Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Liberty Coalition.
Cato Institute
Harper, Jim (2012, February 9). The Senate’s SOPA Counterattack?: Cybersecurity the Undoing of Privacy. Retrieved April 12, 2012, from CATO @ Liberty.
Center for Democracy & Technology
undersigned organizations (2012, May 10). Liberty Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Liberty Coalition.
Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Washington
undersigned organizations (2012, May 14). Organizations Opposed to Undercutting FOIA In Cybersecurity Bills. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from American Association of Law Libraries.
Community Research
undersigned organizations (2012, May 14). Organizations Opposed to Undercutting FOIA In Cybersecurity Bills. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from American Association of Law Libraries.
Competitive Enterprise Institute
undersigned organizations (2012, May 10). Liberty Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Liberty Coalition.
Consumer Federation of America
undersigned organizations (2012, May 10). Liberty Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Liberty Coalition.
Council of the Inspector Generals on Integrity and Efficiency
(2012, March 20). Letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of - IGnet. Retrieved October 11, 2012, from Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency.
Council on American-Islamic Relations
undersigned organizations (2012, May 14). Organizations Opposed to Undercutting FOIA In Cybersecurity Bills. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from American Association of Law Libraries.
Cyber Privacy Project
undersigned organizations (2012, May 10). Liberty Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Liberty Coalition.
Defending Dissent Foundation
undersigned organizations (2012, May 10). Liberty Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Liberty Coalition.
Democrats.com
undersigned organizations (2012, May 10). Liberty Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Liberty Coalition.
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Dan Auerbach and Lee Tien (2012, March 20). Dangerously Vague Cybersecurity Legislation Threatens Civil Liberties. Retrieved April 12, 2012, from EFF.
Entertainment Consumers Association
undersigned organizations (2012, May 10). Liberty Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Liberty Coalition.
Fight for the Future
undersigned organizations (2012, May 10). Liberty Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Liberty Coalition.
Financial Services Roundtable
Strohm, Chris and Eric Engleman (2012, February 15). Cybersecurity Measure to Boost Companies’ Costs, Lobbyists Say. Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved February 15, 2012, from http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-02-15/cybersecurity-measure-to-boost-companies-costs-lobbyists-say.html.
Free Press
undersigned organizations (2012, May 10). Liberty Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Liberty Coalition.
FreedomWorks
undersigned organizations (2012, May 10). Liberty Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Liberty Coalition.
Government Accountability Project
undersigned organizations (2012, May 10). Liberty Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Liberty Coalition.
iSolon.org
undersigned organizations (2012, May 14). Organizations Opposed to Undercutting FOIA In Cybersecurity Bills. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from American Association of Law Libraries.
Knowledge Ecology International
undersigned organizations (2012, May 14). Organizations Opposed to Undercutting FOIA In Cybersecurity Bills. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from American Association of Law Libraries.
Less Government
undersigned organizations (2012, May 10). Liberty Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Liberty Coalition.
Liberty Coalition
undersigned organizations (2012, May 10). Liberty Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Liberty Coalition.
Muslim Public Affairs Council
undersigned organizations (2012, May 10). Liberty Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Liberty Coalition.
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
undersigned organizations (2012, May 10). Liberty Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Liberty Coalition.
National Association of Manufacturers
Brian Raymond (2012, February 14). Cybersecurity Measure Introduced in the Senate. Retrieved February 15, 2012, from Shopfloor.
National Coalition Against Censorship
undersigned organizations (2012, May 14). Organizations Opposed to Undercutting FOIA In Cybersecurity Bills. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from American Association of Law Libraries.
National Freedom of Information Coalition
undersigned organizations (2012, May 14). Organizations Opposed to Undercutting FOIA In Cybersecurity Bills. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from American Association of Law Libraries.
National Priorities Project
undersigned organizations (2012, May 14). Organizations Opposed to Undercutting FOIA In Cybersecurity Bills. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from American Association of Law Libraries.
National Security Archive
undersigned organizations (2012, May 14). Organizations Opposed to Undercutting FOIA In Cybersecurity Bills. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from American Association of Law Libraries.
O'Reilly Media
undersigned organizations (2012, May 10). Liberty Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Liberty Coalition.
OMB Watch
undersigned organizations (2012, May 14). Organizations Opposed to Undercutting FOIA In Cybersecurity Bills. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from American Association of Law Libraries.
Privacy Times
undersigned organizations (2012, May 10). Liberty Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Liberty Coalition.
Project on Government Oversight
undersigned organizations (2012, May 14). Organizations Opposed to Undercutting FOIA In Cybersecurity Bills. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from American Association of Law Libraries.
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility
undersigned organizations (2012, May 14). Organizations Opposed to Undercutting FOIA In Cybersecurity Bills. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from American Association of Law Libraries.
Reporters Without Borders
undersigned organizations (2012, May 10). Liberty Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Liberty Coalition.
Republican Liberty Caucus
undersigned organizations (2012, May 10). Liberty Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Liberty Coalition.
Society of Professional Journalists
undersigned organizations (2012, May 14). Organizations Opposed to Undercutting FOIA In Cybersecurity Bills. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from American Association of Law Libraries.
Special Libraries Association
undersigned organizations (2012, May 14). Organizations Opposed to Undercutting FOIA In Cybersecurity Bills. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from American Association of Law Libraries.
Startup Weekend
undersigned organizations (2012, May 10). Liberty Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Liberty Coalition.
Sunlight Foundation
undersigned organizations (2012, May 14). Organizations Opposed to Undercutting FOIA In Cybersecurity Bills. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from American Association of Law Libraries.
TechFreedom
undersigned organizations (2012, May 10). Liberty Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Liberty Coalition.
The Constitution Project
undersigned organizations (2012, May 10). Liberty Coalition Letter to Senators. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from Liberty Coalition.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Paul Taylor (2012, February 14). Senators urged on cyber security bill. Financial Times. Retrieved February 15, 2012, from http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/1aecac74-5752-11e1-869b-00144feabdc0.html.
Understanding Government
undersigned organizations (2012, May 14). Organizations Opposed to Undercutting FOIA In Cybersecurity Bills. Retrieved July 23, 2012, from American Association of Law Libraries.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$15,000$14,500
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$122,682$343,149
Kelly AyotteRNH$120,817$223,658
John BarrassoRWY$82,150$182,498
Max BaucusDMT$216,192$479,821
Mark BegichDAK$69,383$639,589
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$13,000$23,533
Barbara BoxerDCA$368,574$1,586,569
Scott P. BrownRMA$707,530$1,659,543
Sherrod BrownDOH$156,050$1,378,423
Maria CantwellDWA$251,336$482,408
Ben CardinDMD$107,129$236,553
Tom CarperDDE$116,870$297,414
Bob CaseyDPA$128,430$541,374
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$294,884$752,371
Daniel CoatsRIN$88,064$185,328
Tom CoburnROK$32,800$200,043
William Thad CochranRMS$98,050$72,150
Susan M. CollinsRME$257,644$416,352
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$6,100$27,200
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$57,650$320,255
Bob CorkerRTN$106,642$880,479
John CornynRTX$329,695$757,553
Jim DeMintRSC$79,351$451,781
Dick DurbinDIL$108,250$877,092
Mike EnziRWY$54,500$102,599
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$252,039$289,857
Al FrankenDMN$216,226$1,526,686
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$610,465$2,185,905
Lindsey GrahamRSC$123,092$353,091
Kay R. HaganDNC$217,705$785,397
Tom HarkinDIA$103,497$348,041
Orrin G. HatchRUT$264,400$419,149
Dean HellerRNV$107,750$485,047
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$42,000$94,650
Jim InhofeROK$139,350$220,750
Dan InouyeDHI$349,400$227,784
Mike JohannsRNE$43,058$181,696
Tim JohnsonDSD$59,300$499,112
John F. KerryDMA$133,321$303,733
Mark KirkRIL$164,350$1,053,834
Amy KlobucharDMN$95,504$453,285
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$10,942$48,825
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$190,479$589,068
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$47,600$328,128
Carl LevinDMI$172,823$371,898
Joe LiebermanICT$17,450$12,450
Dick LugarRIN$92,100$174,318
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$164,666$405,765
Claire McCaskillDMO$214,141$1,145,185
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$360,369$1,192,155
Bob MenéndezDNJ$241,272$625,655
Jeff MerkleyDOR$148,101$715,975
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$165,600$239,631
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$40,500$175,897
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$244,894$952,960
Mark L. PryorDAR$129,231$392,702
John "Jack" ReedDRI$87,917$273,831
Harry ReidDNV$390,765$1,819,910
Jim RischRID$38,044$262,270
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$45,600$397,791
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$128,786$357,048
Bernie SandersIVT$19,011$379,863
Jeff SessionsRAL$147,500$200,762
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$115,468$723,793
Olympia J. SnoweRME$59,362$176,984
Debbie StabenowDMI$128,468$530,659
Jon TesterDMT$163,999$1,328,016
Mark UdallDCO$217,481$1,131,395
Tom UdallDNM$77,600$697,247
David VitterRLA$101,002$431,401
Mark R. WarnerDVA$463,440$1,109,893
Jim WebbDVA$60,745$15,050
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$119,892$407,675
Roger F. WickerRMS$201,119$401,552

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$15,000$14,500
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$122,682$343,149
Kelly AyotteRNH$120,817$223,658
John BarrassoRWY$82,150$182,498
Max BaucusDMT$216,192$479,821
Mark BegichDAK$69,383$639,589
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$13,000$23,533
Barbara BoxerDCA$368,574$1,586,569
Scott P. BrownRMA$707,530$1,659,543
Sherrod BrownDOH$156,050$1,378,423
Maria CantwellDWA$251,336$482,408
Ben CardinDMD$107,129$236,553
Tom CarperDDE$116,870$297,414
Bob CaseyDPA$128,430$541,374
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$294,884$752,371
Daniel CoatsRIN$88,064$185,328
Tom CoburnROK$32,800$200,043
William Thad CochranRMS$98,050$72,150
Susan M. CollinsRME$257,644$416,352
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$6,100$27,200
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$57,650$320,255
Bob CorkerRTN$106,642$880,479
John CornynRTX$329,695$757,553
Jim DeMintRSC$79,351$451,781
Dick DurbinDIL$108,250$877,092
Mike EnziRWY$54,500$102,599
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$252,039$289,857
Al FrankenDMN$216,226$1,526,686
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$610,465$2,185,905
Lindsey GrahamRSC$123,092$353,091
Kay R. HaganDNC$217,705$785,397
Tom HarkinDIA$103,497$348,041
Orrin G. HatchRUT$264,400$419,149
Dean HellerRNV$107,750$485,047
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$42,000$94,650
Jim InhofeROK$139,350$220,750
Dan InouyeDHI$349,400$227,784
Mike JohannsRNE$43,058$181,696
Tim JohnsonDSD$59,300$499,112
John F. KerryDMA$133,321$303,733
Mark KirkRIL$164,350$1,053,834
Amy KlobucharDMN$95,504$453,285
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$10,942$48,825
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$190,479$589,068
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$47,600$328,128
Carl LevinDMI$172,823$371,898
Joe LiebermanICT$17,450$12,450
Dick LugarRIN$92,100$174,318
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$164,666$405,765
Claire McCaskillDMO$214,141$1,145,185
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$360,369$1,192,155
Bob MenéndezDNJ$241,272$625,655
Jeff MerkleyDOR$148,101$715,975
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$165,600$239,631
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$40,500$175,897
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$244,894$952,960
Mark L. PryorDAR$129,231$392,702
John "Jack" ReedDRI$87,917$273,831
Harry ReidDNV$390,765$1,819,910
Jim RischRID$38,044$262,270
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$45,600$397,791
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$128,786$357,048
Bernie SandersIVT$19,011$379,863
Jeff SessionsRAL$147,500$200,762
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$115,468$723,793
Olympia J. SnoweRME$59,362$176,984
Debbie StabenowDMI$128,468$530,659
Jon TesterDMT$163,999$1,328,016
Mark UdallDCO$217,481$1,131,395
Tom UdallDNM$77,600$697,247
David VitterRLA$101,002$431,401
Mark R. WarnerDVA$463,440$1,109,893
Jim WebbDVA$60,745$15,050
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$119,892$407,675
Roger F. WickerRMS$201,119$401,552

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Defense aerospace contractors$3,700,345
Computer software$3,160,010
Data processing & computer services$1,842,555
Computer components & accessories$1,667,174
Computer manufacture & services$748,586
Security services$493,627
Communications & Electronics$104,300

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Commercial banks & bank holding companies$8,211,956
Trial lawyers & law firms$6,216,540
Democratic/Liberal$4,230,183
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate$3,948,535
Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$3,884,990
Republican/Conservative$3,260,855
Civil servant/public employee$3,174,518
Environmental policy$2,690,152
Biotech products & research$1,183,829
Psychiatrists & psychologists$1,167,772
Public school teachers, administrators & officials$736,898
Education$506,825
Museums, art galleries, libraries, etc.$453,469
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$317,855
Manufacturing$215,909
Chambers of commerce$199,054
Pro-business associations$79,713
Printing and publishing (printed & online)$50,350
Human Rights$41,451
Consumer groups$5,150
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