House votes to extend key provisions of Patriot Act
February 14th, 2011
07:41 PM ET
3 years ago

House votes to extend key provisions of Patriot Act

Washington (CNN) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted Monday to extend three provisions of the Patriot Act and Intelligence Reform bill that are due to expire next month.

The bill passed by a simple majority vote of 275-144. The same measure failed last week by a vote of 277-148, which fell short of the 284 needed to pass then because it was considered under a House rule that required a two-thirds majority. The bill extends the provisions through December 8.

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  1. JHA in Texas

    Why can the Republicans not learn how to govern, or learn the day to day operations of making congress function?? They can not get their house members legally sworn-in on day one?? They are not living up to priority ONE campaign promise of JOBS, JOBS, JOBS for tens of millions of unemployed Americans. Why the smokescreen of "ABORTION", why bring up this social engineering legislation, is this so 1 out of every 5 American families that now need Food Stamps, do not pay attention. People are watching, voters are watching, Speaker Boehner cannot utter the word "compromise" for fear of tea party admonishments, these are our leaders, who will dig us out of Republican supervised financial disaster. God hear our prayers now..........

    February 14, 2011 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  2. Frank in Valparaiso Indiana

    Its time to repeal this legislation that was conceived under the GOP fear tactics of Bush and Ashcroft. We got rid of the stupid terror alert scale, time for this to die.

    February 14, 2011 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  3. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    What happened the first time tan man? Where are the jobs? Did the Koch Bros tell you to do this in that meeting?

    February 15, 2011 06:27 am at 6:27 am |
  4. jules sand-perkins

    I applaud the House vote to extend provisions of the Patriot Act. If we're not doing anything we need to hide, we are not affected by this possible invasion of privacy, and safety from terror is more important than our embarrassment or modesty.

    February 15, 2011 07:07 am at 7:07 am |