Senate Privacy Talks Shuffle With Cantwell to Focus on Wicker

June 26, 2019, 9:14 PM

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) is stepping away from discussions with a working group of lawmakers crafting federal privacy legislation, but will continue working on the issue, two sources close to the discussions said.

Cantwell, ranking member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, is focusing on bilateral negotiations with committee chairman Roger Wicker (R-Miss), which could complicate efforts to introduce a privacy bill this year. Cantwell wants to work in a bipartisan fashion with Wicker and believes that negotiations among committee leaders leads to successful results, a Senate Democratic aide said on the condition of anonymity to discuss the ...

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