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Democrats in the Senate laid out their plan for reforming the U.S. tax system. Senators from both parties also introduced an Internet of Things cybersecurity bill. European manufacturing is on a tear as U.S. spending slows and the dollar continues to slide.
As part of their “Better Deal,” Democrats are introducing legislation that would incentivise tech training in cybersecurity. The Federal Reserve continues to be worried about low inflation. Consumer confidence is up, and so is manufacturing purchasing.
House lawmakers have passed a bill aimed at helping state and local law enforcement officials combat cyber crime; GOP senators are gearing up to shape negotiations over competing ideas from the House and administration and put their own stamp on U.S. tax policy; Senate Republicans are coalescing around the idea of giving more generous subsidies to lower-income and older people than what’s laid out in the House-passed GOP healthcare reform bill; Nearly a third of U.S. cities and their suburbs haven’t regained all the jobs they shed during the last recession.
As the new head of the FCC seeks to roll back Obama era rules, the issue of net neutrality becomes, once again, intensely debated.
Faculty Affiliate Kevin Werbach argues that the logical answer to this legal conundrum would be for Congress to come to a simple, bipartisan agreement. That is unlikely, given other legislative priorities such as health care and corporate tax, but in a less partisan universe, Republicans and Democrats would have little problem finding common ground on the subject, says Kevin Werbach of Wharton, a business school at the University of Pennsylvania.
The current rules have had no discernible negative impact on the companies, notes Professor Werbach.
“The United States must treat cybersecurity as one of the most important national security challenges it faces.” This was the central finding of a 2008 report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies Commission on Cybersecurity, prepared to inform the cybersecurity policy of the 44th presidency.  Almost a decade later, the integrity of public and private sector network infrastructure is even more crucial to national security.