Reid said he spoke with President Obama about the need for a cybersecurity bill, earlier in the day.
The Senate tried to pass the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 this summer, but several Republicans pulled support for the bill after the U.S. Chamber of Commerce complained that it put too many requirements on the private sector.
Reid said he hoped that Republicans and the Chamber of Commerce have changed their minds now that the election is over.
“The Chamber of Commerce is just a front for the Republican Party now,” Reid complained.
Reid said the Senate would move onto cybersecurity and the defense authorization after a vote is held on the Sportsmen's Act.
The Sportsmen’s Act, introduced by Sen. Jon TesterJon TesterWasserman Schultz fights to keep her job It's time we empower veterans with entrepreneurial skills Dem introduces bill to block new government hacking powers MORE (D-Mont.), would increase access to federal land for hunters and fishermen while also supporting conservation measures.