Here's Looking At You? House Drops Surveillance Bill For Now

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Published on May 28, 2020 - Duration: 00:37s

Here's Looking At You? House Drops Surveillance Bill For Now

The House of Representatives is dropping consideration of legislation that would have extended US surveillance tools.

The move came after President Donald Trump threatened a veto and his fellow Republicans withdrew their support.

The two-thirds of the Republican Party that voted for this bill in March have indicated they are going to vote against it now.

Rep.

Steny Hoyer (D- MD) Statement House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she intends to hold negotiations with the Senate on a possible compromise bill that could be passed and sent to Trump.

US intelligence agencies and other backers of the measures say they are essential for fighting militant extremism and tracking foreign spies.

But they're opposed by privacy hawks, who say they do too little to protect Americans’ civil liberties.

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