Patriot Act Author Seeks Reform

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 | ioby

Wisconsin ​Congressman ​J​ames ​Sensenbrenner (R-Menomonee Falls) ​is pushing to reign in some of the surveillance power authorized by the ​USA Patriot Act of 2001. He says the ​National Security Agency’s broad surveillance of ​Americans’ phone calls goes far beyond the intent of ​the counterterrorism legislation​, a law he wrote and then championed for over a decade​.

Executive Director of the Center for Media and Democracy Lisa Graves says Sensenbrenner just introduced a bipartisan bill that will ban—at least temporarily—the bulk collection of Americans’ phone records. Craig McComb reports.

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