The House wants to empower deep state intelligence gathering because anything else is to side with ISIS.
It is terrible, in my opinion that Congress would vote to empower deep state surveillance in the name of fighting terrorism at the same time that Senators are refusing to end the diversity visa lottery program that allowed a recent terrorist into the country to kill people. Basically, organizations that should be punished for treason against the President are getting rewarded instead.
The New York Times reported, “House Extends Surveillance Law, Rejecting New Privacy Safeguards.”
The House of Representatives voted on Thursday to extend the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance program for six years with minimal changes, rejecting a push by a bipartisan group of lawmakers to impose significant privacy limits when it sweeps up Americans’ emails and other personal communications.
The vote, 256 to 164, centered on an expiring law that permits the government, without a warrant, to collect communications from United States companies like Google and AT&T of foreigners abroad — even when those targets are talking to Americans. Congress had enacted the law in 2008 to legalize a form of a once-secret warrantless…