House vote passed to renew the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)

September 12, 2012, the House of Representatives voted to renew the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act for 5 years even with concerns that the expansion of surveillance authority and the erosion of constitutional protections.

The House rebuffed efforts to increase reporting on implementation of the law or to shorten the duration of its renewal, and approved the measure by a vote of 300-118.

In the Senate, Sen. Ron Wyden has placed a hold on the bill in an attempt to compel disclosure of the current scale of government interception of U.S. communications, which the Administration says it cannot provide.

Source: FAS


1 Comment

  1. There is a reason that they refuse to disclose, and it isn’t because they can’t provide the information…


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