Congress approves extension of expiring Patriot Act provisions
May 26th, 2011
08:45 PM ET
3 years ago

Congress approves extension of expiring Patriot Act provisions

WASHINGTON (CNN) – The U.S. House followed the Senate on Thursday in voting to extend three key provisions of the Patriot Act scheduled to expire at midnight, sending the measure to President Barack Obama to be signed into law.

By a 250-153 vote, the Republican-led House agreed to extend the expiring provisions of the law passed after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. They deal with roving wiretaps, the tracking of alleged "lone wolf" terrorists and the ability of law enforcement officials to obtain any records they deem relevant to an investigation after securing an order from a federal court.

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  1. GI Joe

    President Obama did NOT extend this - the republicans in the House of Representatives extended it. (Just trying to get ahead of the haters - LOL).

    May 26, 2011 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |