Rogers: With New Amendments, CISPA Bill Has Enough Votes to Pass

New amendments seek to pacify protesters, but privacy organizations say it still needs work.

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"Republican leadership has elected to not bring [the Lungren bill] to the House floor," Thompson said. "I'm disheartened by the missed opportunity."

James Lewis, of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, says that CISPA has "made an effort to protect privacy."

"The changes in that bill are essential, it lets government and companies work together better," he says. "I don't think it poses a great risk to privacy."

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