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Senate Approves 6-Month Patriot Act Extension:
The Senate passed a 6-month extension of the expiring provisions of the Patriot Act today, by voice vote. The White House is on board -- not enthusiastically, to put it mildly, but on board -- and the House will pick up the issue ASAP.

  It's a sensible move, I think. Congress will be having hearings on the NSA surveillance issues soon, and it makes sense to consider all of the FISA-related issues together.
David Sucher (mail) (www):
Not so fast! :)
Congressman Sensenbrenner is threating delay, though "why" is not clear from the news reports so far.
12.22.2005 4:13pm
David Sucher (mail) (www):
Not so fast! :)
Congressman Sensenbrenner is threating delay, though "why" is not clear from the news reports so far.
12.22.2005 4:39pm
Stevethepatentguy (mail) (www):
Looks like the House wants one month.
12.22.2005 4:58pm
PersonFromPorlock:
Congressman Sensenbrenner is threating delay, though "why" is not clear from the news reports so far.

It may be a tropism.
12.22.2005 4:58pm