Includes all politicians who were in office at any point during the 112th Congress.

S. 2151 - SECURE IT

Science, technology, communications. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to improve information security, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

SECURE IT

S. 2151 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to improve information security, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to improve information security, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • SECURE IT
  • Strengthening and Enhancing Cybersecurity by Using Research, Education, Information, and Technology Act of 2012
Sponsor
John McCain
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Science, technology, communications
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Advisory bodies
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Computer security and identity theft
  • Computers and information technology
  • Congressional oversight
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Director of National Intelligence
  • Education programs funding
  • Executive agency funding and structure
  • Fraud offenses and financial crimes
  • Government information and archives
  • Higher education
  • Intelligence activities, surveillance, classified information
  • Public-private cooperation
  • Research administration and funding
  • Research and development
  • Right of privacy
  • Student aid and college costs
  • Teaching, teachers, curricula
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced3/01/2012
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced3/01/2012
3/01/2012Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
3/01/2012Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S1201-1202)
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

supported this bill

$234,182
$262,394
$496,576
55 times as much
$750
$454,182
$4,429,445
$38,900
$8,960,737
$11,571,318
$1,648,111
$189,600
$27,293,043
2 Organizations Supported and 31 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
SECURE IT

2 organizations supported this bill

National Association of Manufacturers
Brian J. Raymond (2012, March 26). Letter to Senator McCain and Senator Hutchison. Retrieved April 4, 2012, from NAM.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Matthew Eggers & (2012, March 12). Senators Offer Positive Framework for Cybersecurity. Retrieved April 4, 2012, from Free Enterprise.

31 organizations opposed this bill

American Association of Law Libraries
GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression
GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
American Civil Liberties Union
GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
American Library Association
GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
Association of College and Research Libraries
GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
Association of Research Libraries
GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
Bill of Rights Defense Committee
GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
Center for Democracy & Technology
James X. Dempsey, Gregory T. Nojeim & Kendall C. Burman (2012, March 28). Information Sharing, Monitoring, and Countermeasures in the Cybersecurity Act, S. 2105, and the SECURE IT Act, S. 2151. Retrieved April 4, 2012, from CDT.
Center for Media and Democracy
GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
Center for National Security Studies
GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
Competitive Enterprise Institute
GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
Consumer Federation of America
GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
Cyber Privacy Project
GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
Defending Dissent Foundation
GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
Democrats.com
GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
Doctor Patient Medical Association
GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
Electronic Frontier Foundation
GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
Entertainment Consumers Association
GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
Free Press Action Fund
GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
FreedomWorks
GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
Less Government
GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
Liberty Coalition
GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
Patient Privacy Rights
GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
Privacy Rights Now Coalition
GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
Privacy Times
GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
Reporters Without Borders
GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
Rutherford Institute
GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
TechFreedom
GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.
The Constition Project
GamePolitics & Undersigned organizations (2012, May 15). Center for Democracy & Technology's Open Letter to the Senate on SECURE IT Act. Retrieved July 24, 2012, from Game Politics.

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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$0$2,000
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$4,500$162,693
Kelly AyotteRNH$5,150$147,111
John BarrassoRWY$1,500$50,050
Max BaucusDMT$2,500$201,196
Mark BegichDAK$0$364,865
Michael BennetDCO$250$378,553
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$6,800
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$93,050
Roy BluntRMO$42,450$297,661
John BoozmanRAR$3,900$98,145
Barbara BoxerDCA$18,850$919,690
Scott BrownRMA$25,000$967,829
Sherrod BrownDOH$4,750$649,580
Richard BurrRNC$5,945$88,200
Maria CantwellDWA$1,000$140,955
Ben CardinDMD$750$93,003
Tom CarperDDE$1,500$44,800
Bob CaseyDPA$4,250$205,325
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$6,200$574,898
Daniel CoatsRIN$8,000$116,100
Tom CoburnROK$500$151,893
William Thad CochranRMS$0$19,450
Susan CollinsRME$8,450$227,171
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0
Chris CoonsDDE$1,100$65,450
Bob CorkerRTN$21,250$187,664
John CornynRTX$9,350$519,822
Mike CrapoRID$0$4,450
Jim DeMintRSC$7,400$399,920
Dick DurbinDIL$1,750$279,011
Mike EnziRWY$0$13,300
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$1,000$38,214
Alan FrankenDMN$910$1,354,174
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$1,610$912,726
Lindsey GrahamRSC$12,884$75,085
Chuck GrassleyRIA$2,000$117,050
Kay HaganDNC$0$1,867,803
Tom HarkinDIA$1,000$168,653
Orrin HatchRUT$1,750$68,750
Dean HellerRNV$6,250$189,637
John HoevenRND$8,000$32,060
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,800$98,700
Jim InhofeROK$3,150$181,775
Dan InouyeDHI$200$34,800
Johnny IsaksonRGA$3,000$72,450
Mike JohannsRNE$7,200$77,546
Ron JohnsonRWI$5,500$246,903
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$306,669
John KerryDMA$0$343,210
Mark KirkRIL$44,612$453,695
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$151,537
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$0$-5,000
Mary LandrieuDLA$2,900$291,396
Frank LautenbergDNJ$250$410,800
Patrick LeahyDVT$0$122,525
Mike LeeRUT$4,400$54,096
Carl LevinDMI$2,500$218,389
Joe LiebermanICT$0$5,800
Dick LugarRIN$4,250$42,300
Joe ManchinDWV$7,500$62,815
John McCainRAZ$14,050$284,673
Claire McCaskillDMO$3,150$373,507
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$21,900$586,933
Bob MenéndezDNJ$500$102,100
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$564,231
Barbara MikulskiDMD$500$39,087
Jerry MoranRKS$3,200$53,850
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$12,900
Patty MurrayDWA$1,750$244,877
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$6,000$33,650
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,250$200,542
Rand PaulRKY$7,800$319,164
Rob PortmanROH$25,600$287,047
Mark PryorDAR$750$72,895
John "Jack" ReedDRI$500$64,900
Harry ReidDNV$8,700$396,944
Jim RischRID$5,000$235,459
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$2,950$195,901
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$1,500$104,150
Marco RubioRFL$5,905$896,236
Bernie SandersIVT$0$288,813
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,360$275,850
Jeff SessionsRAL$4,900$105,420
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$608,465
Richard ShelbyRAL$0$29,950
Olympia SnoweRME$2,500$48,050
Debbie StabenowDMI$8,050$188,944
Jon TesterDMT$1,000$264,192
John ThuneRSD$14,700$424,342
Patrick ToomeyRPA$20,150$1,216,781
Mark UdallDCO$1,500$641,068
Tom UdallDNM$500$584,185
David VitterRLA$7,750$284,900
Mark WarnerDVA$1,550$1,437,609
Jim WebbDVA$1,000$26,600
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$850$78,439
Roger WickerRMS$8,300$163,175
Ron WydenDOR$500$92,021

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
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$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$2,000
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$4,500$162,693
Kelly AyotteRNH$5,150$147,111
John BarrassoRWY$1,500$50,050
Max BaucusDMT$2,500$201,196
Mark BegichDAK$0$364,865
Michael BennetDCO$250$378,553
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$6,800
Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$93,050
Roy BluntRMO$42,450$297,661
John BoozmanRAR$3,900$98,145
Barbara BoxerDCA$18,850$919,690
Scott BrownRMA$25,000$967,829
Sherrod BrownDOH$4,750$649,580
Richard BurrRNC$5,945$88,200
Maria CantwellDWA$1,000$140,955
Ben CardinDMD$750$93,003
Tom CarperDDE$1,500$44,800
Bob CaseyDPA$4,250$205,325
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$6,200$574,898
Daniel CoatsRIN$8,000$116,100
Tom CoburnROK$500$151,893
William Thad CochranRMS$0$19,450
Susan CollinsRME$8,450$227,171
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0
Chris CoonsDDE$1,100$65,450
Bob CorkerRTN$21,250$187,664
John CornynRTX$9,350$519,822
Mike CrapoRID$0$4,450
Jim DeMintRSC$7,400$399,920
Dick DurbinDIL$1,750$279,011
Mike EnziRWY$0$13,300
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$1,000$38,214
Alan FrankenDMN$910$1,354,174
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$1,610$912,726
Lindsey GrahamRSC$12,884$75,085
Chuck GrassleyRIA$2,000$117,050
Kay HaganDNC$0$1,867,803
Tom HarkinDIA$1,000$168,653
Orrin HatchRUT$1,750$68,750
Dean HellerRNV$6,250$189,637
John HoevenRND$8,000$32,060
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$2,800$98,700
Jim InhofeROK$3,150$181,775
Dan InouyeDHI$200$34,800
Johnny IsaksonRGA$3,000$72,450
Mike JohannsRNE$7,200$77,546
Ron JohnsonRWI$5,500$246,903
Tim JohnsonDSD$0$306,669
John KerryDMA$0$343,210
Mark KirkRIL$44,612$453,695
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$151,537
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$0$-5,000
Mary LandrieuDLA$2,900$291,396
Frank LautenbergDNJ$250$410,800
Patrick LeahyDVT$0$122,525
Mike LeeRUT$4,400$54,096
Carl LevinDMI$2,500$218,389
Joe LiebermanICT$0$5,800
Dick LugarRIN$4,250$42,300
Joe ManchinDWV$7,500$62,815
John McCainRAZ$14,050$284,673
Claire McCaskillDMO$3,150$373,507
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$21,900$586,933
Bob MenéndezDNJ$500$102,100
Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$564,231
Barbara MikulskiDMD$500$39,087
Jerry MoranRKS$3,200$53,850
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$12,900
Patty MurrayDWA$1,750$244,877
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$6,000$33,650
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,250$200,542
Rand PaulRKY$7,800$319,164
Rob PortmanROH$25,600$287,047
Mark PryorDAR$750$72,895
John "Jack" ReedDRI$500$64,900
Harry ReidDNV$8,700$396,944
Jim RischRID$5,000$235,459
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$2,950$195,901
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$1,500$104,150
Marco RubioRFL$5,905$896,236
Bernie SandersIVT$0$288,813
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,360$275,850
Jeff SessionsRAL$4,900$105,420
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$608,465
Richard ShelbyRAL$0$29,950
Olympia SnoweRME$2,500$48,050
Debbie StabenowDMI$8,050$188,944
Jon TesterDMT$1,000$264,192
John ThuneRSD$14,700$424,342
Patrick ToomeyRPA$20,150$1,216,781
Mark UdallDCO$1,500$641,068
Tom UdallDNM$500$584,185
David VitterRLA$7,750$284,900
Mark WarnerDVA$1,550$1,437,609
Jim WebbDVA$1,000$26,600
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$850$78,439
Roger WickerRMS$8,300$163,175
Ron WydenDOR$500$92,021

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Chambers of commerce$262,394
Manufacturing$234,182

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Democratic/Liberal$11,571,318
Republican/Conservative$8,960,737
Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$4,429,445
Health, Education & Human Resources$1,648,111
Museums, art galleries, libraries, etc.$454,182
Communications & Electronics$189,600
Human Rights$38,900
Consumer groups$750
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