House Democrats Include Patriot Act Reauthorization in Funding Bill

Congressional Democrats still refuse to end the post 9/11 legal regime of mass surveillance. That regime violates the constitution as Edward Snow notes, and it uncovered exactly one terrorist plot.

The Democrats voted to keep it alive.

Evan Greer, deputy director of digital rights group Fight for the Future, highlighted the provision on Twitter shortly after House Democrats released the continuing resolution, which would temporarily avert a looming government shutdown by providing funding for federal agencies through December 20. A House vote on the measure is expected as early as Tuesday. “Wow,” said Greer. “House Democrats are ignoring civil liberties and including a three month straight re-authorization of the Patriot Act (with

Source: Handing Trump ‘Terrifying Authoritarian Surveillance Powers,’ House Democrats Include Patriot Act Reauthorization in Funding Bill | Common Dreams News


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