Obama advisers say they will urge president to veto CISPA

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Senior White House advisers say they will recommend US President Barack Obama veto the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protect Act (CISPA) if Congress approves the controversial computer bill.

In a statement issued Tuesday afternoon by the Executive Office of the President, top advisers say they will ask Mr. Obama to reject the CISPA bill if it proves successful on Capitol Hill.

“The Administration recognizes and appreciates that the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) adopted several amendments to H.R. 624 in an effort to incorporate the Administration’s important substantive concerns. However, the Administration still seeks additional improvements and if the bill, as currently crafted, were presented to the President, his senior advisors would recommend that he veto the bill,” the statement reads in part.

Members of Congress are expected to discuss the legislation in Washington this week. The House Intelligence committee overwhelmingly approved an updated draft of the bill…

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