The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill sponsored by Senators Jim Leahy and Mike Lee that would require law enforcement and government to obtain warrants before searching electronic communications.
Legislation that would permit states to impose state and local taxes on Internet purchases is currently making its way through Congress. On Monday, the Senate's procedural vote to move the bill forward was 74 to 20 after it received a hearty endorsement from President Obama. The Senate will now begin debate on amendments before the final vote on the bill scheduled later this week.
Resistance to the Internet sales tax bill that the Senate is due to vote on this week is rapidly building, thanks to the Internet.