House presses Senate to pass domestic surveillance changes

House presses Senate to pass domestic surveillance changes

first_img Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility WASHINGTON (AP) — House leaders are pressing the Senate to take up a bill that ends the National Security Agency’s collection of American telephone records but preserves other surveillance powers.Senators are divided, and time is running out before three significant counterterrorism provisions expire June 1.House Speaker John Boehner and Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi want the Senate to take up the USA Freedom Act, which the House passed last week by a 338-88 vote. The bill would end the NSA’s collection and storage of domestic calling records and renew two unrelated surveillance powers commonly used by the FBI to track spies and terrorists.The House has finished it business for the week, and if the Senate doesn’t act, the surveillance provisions are set to expire at 12:01 a.m. on June 1.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Comments   Share   Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of The vital role family plays in society Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Sponsored Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies In this image from Senate video, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and a Republican presidential contender, speaks on the floor of the U.S. Senate Wednesday afternoon, May 20, 2015, at the Capitol in Washington, during a long speech opposing renewal of the Patriot Act. Paul claimed he was filibustering, but under the Senate rules, he wasn’t. (Senate TV via AP) Top Stories Quick workouts for men Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementlast_img

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