WASHINGTON (CNN) - A bill to extend three provisions of the Patriot Act and Intelligence Reform bill that are due to expire next month failed to win approval Tuesday from the U.S. House of Representatives.
The House voted 277-148 in favor of the bill, which fell short of the 284 votes needed to pass, because it was considered under a House rule that required a two-thirds majority.
In the vote, 26 Republicans joined 122 Democrats in opposing the bill that would have extended the provisions through December 8, 2011.
The Patriot Act is unconstitutional and should be completely repealed immediately.
This bill should have left the building along with the last fugitive,yeah fugitive!!
None of the bush administration can go over seas without being arrested(ha ha)!!
As For this patriot garbage,everybody who voted yes should arrested!!
The Patriot Act is a betrayal of America's freedom. Something like 95% of the cases in which it has been invoked did not involve any sort of terrorism or terrorist-related charges. Let this horror expire and be forgotten.
The GOP is weak on terror. Why do they hate America?
Is the patriot act relevent anymore
Now that is the beginning of bipartisanship. Maybe a couple of baggers actually read that this resulted in bigger government and an intrusion on constitutional rights. Nah. . . what was I thinking, they just were confused.
Little by little this assault on everything the Founding Fathers stood for is going to where it belongs, the trash bin.
The RepubliCAN'Ts have SPLIT their VOTE – Who's in charge???????