Critical NSA Reform Bill Fails in the Senate

Senate lawmakers working to reform NSA surveillance were struck a fatal blow tonight when a critical bill that would have curbed some of the spy agency’s controversial activity failed to obtain enough votes. The bill would have put an end to the government’s controversial bulk collection of phone records from U.S. telecoms

In one of their last acts before the year sunsets, pro-reform Senators attempted to advance the USA FREEDOM Act but failed by just two votes to obtain the 60 votes needed to move the bill forward.

Details may be found at http://www.wired.com/2014/11/usa-freedom-act-fails-in-senate.

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