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Trafficking bill that irks tech to get mid-March Senate vote

Rob Portman on Capitol Hill
Sen. Rob Portman. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Senate Republican leadership is planning on taking up an anti-trafficking bill that has drawn the ire of some in Silicon Valley during the second full week of March, said one of its leading sponsors, Republican Senator Rob Portman.

Why it matters: The bill has drawn criticism from some tech advocacy groups who say that it will endanger the protections that online platforms have from being sued over user-generated content. Its supporters say that's unfair.