Also in the News: Amendment likely to kill e-gov reauthorization

A standoff in the Senate Judiciary Committee has probably killed the E-Government Act reauthorization bill, Nextgov.com reports.

Much of the hangup is due to an amendment by Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) to include new privacy protections, according to NextGov. Leahy's amendment would require federal agencies to conduct privacy impact assessments before using outside contractors to manage personal information.

Judiciary Committee members Sens. Jon Kyl, (R-Ariz.), and John Cornyn, (R-Texas) have also threatened to put holds on the bill according to NextGov's sources, as has Sen. James Inhofe, (R-Okla.), who is not on the committee.

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