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U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers pushes cyber security as federal cuts loom

  With the debate over how to avoid sequestration — the mandatory federal spending cuts scheduled to take effect soon — looming, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers is pushing for cyber security legislation.

  The Livingston County Republican, whose congressional district includes 10 townships across north Oakland County plus Rochester and Rochester Hills, takes his case to CNN's "State of the Union" show at 9 a.m. Sunday.
  Rogers is a cosponsor of H.R. 624, the Cyber Intelligence and Sharing Protection Act. The legislation seeks to share cyber threat information to help businesses better protect their computer networks and trade secrets from cyber attacks.
  Here's what Rogers had to say about it recently:

  A version of the legislation has already passed the U.S. House once.
  Unless Congress acts to avoid them, the mandatory spending cuts would cut heavily into defense, and some economists believe they could push the country back into recession.

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