Recently in the news there has been articles about the Senate encryption bill. The bill has not had the support needed, so for now it is effectively dead. With the current political landscape getting ready for the new presidency, voting on this bill could potentially harm the parties. The CIA and NSA have said that they would not back this bill because they know that this would impact their encryption as well (Fingas, 2016).
This is certainly a victory for the way of encryption. If this bill would have passed, the American encryption would be the same as having a gate to protect your property, but not being able to lock it. The bill also shows how desperate politicians are to write up a bill and through it to The House and The Senate to vote on without knowing anything about the implications. If this bill would have been passed, the American people would have been crippled by their own government.