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After a mass surveillance reform measure failed in the House on Thursday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) continues to double-down on his promise to filibuster reauthorization of Section 702 of FISA Amendments Act.
“If there were ever something worth filibustering I think it would be filibustering for the Bill of Rights,” Paul said on Fox News Friday. The House reauthorization of Section 702 passed without the warrant safeguards privacy advocates clamored for with a 256-164 vote.
Reauthorization - Senate - Vote
The reauthorization now goes to the Senate for a vote.
Rep. Justin Amash’s (R-Mich.) House amendment would have replaced standalone reauthorization with the USA Rights Act (H.R. 4124), a FISA reform bill introduced by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.).
Sen - Paul - Opposition - Reauthorization - Legislation
Sen. Paul has been adamant in his opposition to long-term reauthorization, promising to filibuster any legislation...
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