December 22, 2005

Patriot Act Is Extended....Temporarily

From the Washington Post:

A much-debated domestic surveillance law won a reprieve last night when senators agreed to continue it for six months to allow House and Senate negotiators to resume efforts next year to rewrite it for the longer term.

Some top Democratic and Republican senators said they were confident the House would agree to the compromise to prevent major provisions of the USA Patriot Act from expiring on Dec. 31. The Senate approved the extension on a voice vote.

This is good news. We have avoided a repeat of 9/11 for over 4 years now...due in large part to the Patriot Act.
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