Politics June 2, 2015: Senate votes for Patriot Act reform bill the USA Freedom Act Obama lauds passage

Senate votes for Patriot Act reform bill the USA Freedom Act Obama lauds passage

June 2, 2015

The Senate overwhelmingly voted to overhaul the Patriot Act approximately 40 hours after three of the programs expired. On Tuesday afternoon, June 2, 2015 the Senate passed the USA Freedom Act with a vote of 67 to 32. The bill…

Politics May 31, 2015: Senate advances Patriot Act reform bill Rand Paul wins NSA programs expire

Senate advances Patriot Act reform bill Rand Paul wins NSA programs expire

May 31, 2015

Just as three aspects of the National Security Agency’s data collection program part of the Patriot are set to expire at midnight, the Senate voted to advance the reform bill, the USA Freedom Act on Sunday afternoon, May…

Politics May 26, 2015: Senate fails to extend Patriot Act NSA surveillance program begins shutting down

Senate fails to extend Patriot Act NSA surveillance program begins shutting down

May 26, 2015

The National Security Agency began shutting down their telephone data surveillance program, as the Senate failed to advance the two-month USA Patriot Act extension and the House’s reform bill the USA Freedom Act. The extension and…