Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is pressing for the swift passage of a controversial pro-surveillance bill known as the the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), raising the ire of civil liberties campaigners who are vowing to escalate their efforts to defeat the measure.

Speaking from the Senate floor on Tuesday, McConnell declared: “With cooperation, we can pass the bipartisan bill this week.” The statement came shortly after he filed cloture on the motion to advance CISA, which was previously stalled. McConnell’s move means that a debate could come as early as Wednesday, and a vote as soon as Thursday.

Described in the Guardian as “the latest in a series of failed attempts to reform cybersecurity,” CISA is framed by its backers as a tool to prevent cybersecurity crimes. But critics warn that the legislation, which has been called Patriot Act 2.0, would expand government and corporate cooperation on surveillance while dramatically diminishing online privacy. A long list of civil society organizations and scholars have expressed profound concerns about the legislation.

As ACLU legislative assistant Nathaniel Turner recently explained: