Tag: Jim Sensenbrenner

NSA Reform Will Likely Have to Wait Until After the Election

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A bill that would curtail the government’s broad surveillance authority is unlikely to earn a vote in Congress before the November midterms, and it might not even get a vote during the postelection lame-duck session. The inaction amounts to another

NSA reform legislation ‘watered down’?

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Privacy advocates that have pushed for legislation to reform U.S. government surveillance are backing away from a House bill that they say has been “watered-down” as it heads to the floor. Though the original bill intended to end sweeping surveillance

A Deep Dive into the House’s Version of Narrow NSA Reform: The New USA Freedom Act

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NSA reform is finally moving in Congress. Last year, Senator Patrick Leahy and Representative Jim Sensenbrenner introduced the USA Freedom Act, one of the first comprehensive bills to address multiple aspects of the NSA’s spying. The Senate version has languished

Top Obama Lawyers: Reforming the NSA Could Hurt Americans’ Privacy

Senate Judiciary Cmte Holds Hearing On Oversight Of FISA Programs

As Congress considers legislation to reform the surveillance practices of the National Security Agency, senior intelligence officials have said publicly that they'd be willing to modify key aspects of how one of the most controversial programs is run. But now,