As a bit of US policy making, the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act seemingly sprang up out of nowhere last week. As part of a wider push to coopt copyright infringement for other purposes, in particular censoring speech, it is just the latest element in a distressing trend.
The EFF has not only had some excellent analysis of the bill but now warns that the sponsors appear to be trying to fast track the bill through the Senate. It could be put up for a vote as early as tomorrow. EFF has put together an action alert on the issue. You might also consider calling your senators today or tomorrow morning to press the point.