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FISA Section 702 Showdown

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FISA Section 702 Showdown
A House intelligence committee-led (HPSCI) effort to reauthorize Section VII of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), including Section 702, is headed for a showdown on the House floor against privacy advocates Thursday afternoon, and the vote could be closer than Republican leaders previously expected. After realizing there was a possibility the renewal bill could fail on the floor Wednesday afternoon, House GOP leadership urged the White House to weigh in on the debate. A White House statement late Wednesday night called for Republican lawmakers to vote against an amendment to enhance privacy protections sponsored by Michigan Republican Justin Amash,...
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