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February 26, 2010

Senate votes to extend Patriot Act
AP
2/24/2010

Democrats have retreated from adding new privacy protections to the primary U.S counterterrorism law, stymied by Senate Republicans who argued the changes would weaken terror investigations.

The proposed protections were cast aside when Senate Democrats lacked the necessary 60-vote supermajority to pass them. Dashing the hopes of liberals, the Senate Wednesday night instead passed — by voice vote without debate — a one-year extension of key parts of the USA Patriot Act that would have expired on Sunday.

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House votes to extend Patriot Act with few changes
AP
2/26/2010

Key provisions of the nation’s primary counterterrorism law would be extended for a year under a bill passed by the House last night after Democrats retreated from adding privacy protections.

The House voted, 315 to 97, to extend the Patriot Act, sending the bill to President Obama. Without the bill, the provisions would expire Sunday.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. jimmy 6 permalink
    May 26, 2011 9:27 pm

    As bad as it sounds….It’s still needed…..

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