Political and Legislative

House Passes Contentious FISA Bill

The House in a bipartisan vote reauthorized the nation’s warrantless surveillance powers Friday, approving the program for another two years even as lawmakers narrowly declined to attach an amendment that would require a warrant for some searches.

The chamber cleared the bill — which will extend and reform Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) — in a 273-147 vote.

Congress is staring down an April 19 deadline to reauthorize the spying powers.

Read the source article at The Hill

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