Congress eyes killing controversial surveillance program
Momentum is growing in Congress to reject the Trump administration’s request to reauthorize a controversial surveillance program.
Lawmakers have until March 15 to reauthorize expiring provisions under the USA Freedom Act, including a controversial phone records program known as Section 215.
Meanwhile, House Democrats on the Intelligence and Judiciary committees unveiled legislation this week that would repeal the NSA’s authority to run the program. That bill is scheduled to get a vote in the Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.