Republican-led House fails to pass short-term extension of Patriot Act

LA Times
February 8, 2011
By Lisa Mascaro

“…an unexpected political setback that shows the difficulty the party faces in keeping control of their new majority, with its legion of tea party-inspired members.”

The Republican-led House on Tuesday failed to pass a short-term extension of the USA Patriot Act favored by GOP leaders, an unexpected political setback that shows the difficulty the party faces in keeping control of their new majority, with its legion of tea party-inspired members.

Key provisions of the terrorist surveillance law expire at the end of the month, and a coalition of veteran Republican lawmakers and conservative new members blocked passage of a measure that many tea party activists see as federal government over-reach into private affairs.

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1 Comment on "Republican-led House fails to pass short-term extension of Patriot Act"

  1. I am glad the tea party members have kept their opposition against the patriot act as the elite decided to use it as an excuse to turn all Americans,including sxi year olds at the airports,into potetial domestic terrorists. The government has proven once again that, hrough a combination of stupid and evil, it can not be trusted with power over Amercians in the name of halting Islamic terrorism. While they harass aAmericans, they permit islaimist to freely come over the open border with wdm.

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