U.S. lawmakers have seen no fewer than 30 different cybersecurity bills cross their desks, but not a single proposal on how to protect the nation's critical infrastructure from attack has reached the floor of the House or Senate, say observers, including congressional aides, who worry Washington partisanship may be putting the country at risk. In February, a bipartisan group of senators introduced the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, called "the most comprehensive bill" and the one most likely to work, but opposition to regulation from the business sector and some Republicans threatens to derail it before it gets a vote.

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