House votes to shut down NSA phone-snooping


In an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote that would have been unthinkable just a few months ago, the House on Thursday approved a bill to cancel the government’s bulk-data collection programs, including the NSA’s phone-records snooping.

Less than a year after the program was first revealed by former government contractor Edward Snowden, the 303-121 vote to halt bulk data collection shows just how quickly a consensus developed against the NSA’s secret program.
“This is the end of secret laws,” said Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., the author of the original Patriot Act, who said he felt betrayed by the way the government used that law. “We have turned the tables on the NSA, and say we are watching you — and we will.”

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1 Response to House votes to shut down NSA phone-snooping

  1. Green River says:

    It’s election year so we’ll see this type of legislation introduced, but it won’t go anywhere. The corrupt politicians need NSA to protect them while they get rich in congress.

    Just read an underground book out ( http://www.booksbyoliver.com ) that I recommend cause it’s decent Americans fighting federal tyranny and we sure have that in our lives.

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