House rejects effort to curb NSA phone surveillance
July 24th, 2013
06:57 PM ET
1 year ago

House rejects effort to curb NSA phone surveillance

Washington (CNN) - The U.S. House on Wednesday narrowly defeated a proposal to sharply restrict the National Security Agency's phone surveillance program that was exposed by Edward Snowden.

A coalition of libertarian, liberal and conservative lawmakers pushed for curbs on the blanket collection of those records, arguing that it was too broad and intrusive.

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  1. William666

    One step closer to a totalitarian state.

    July 24, 2013 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  2. Stewart

    This is the saddest day for Americans in hundreds of years. It's official, the constitution is meaningless now and all our George Orwellian fears will come true. Big brother is officially watching and listening, snowmen was right, Obama is a scumbag liar and America / the world is now totally screwed.

    Those who give up there freedom for security deserve neither!

    July 24, 2013 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  3. Sandy

    Good! Anyone who is fairly smart knew they were doing it and didn't need Snowden's self-righteous rants to find out! And Snowden thought his information was so important!

    July 24, 2013 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  4. wildbill

    We need more people like Snowden!

    July 24, 2013 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  5. Justin

    We elected people that don't listen to what the people want. I have written 4 members of government on several issues I have had, all have sent a blanket email stating their opinion, what they aim to do, and to vote for them. We need to elect people that will actually be involved in the community and listen to the voters.

    July 24, 2013 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  6. Necronn99

    Yeah again we are in a state of civil distruction we lost our constitution and this shows it.

    July 24, 2013 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  7. Name Uche Agonsi

    When it comes to Defence & war bills in the House everyone smiles. However, this time doing otherwise would have been giving Snowden a freedom ride.

    July 25, 2013 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  8. madman731

    The House of Representatives no longer represents me or democracy. That's what I got out of this recent decision.

    July 25, 2013 03:52 am at 3:52 am |
  9. J.V.Hodgson

    These laws were created under a republican president!! the house is not going to undo them despite the media outcry. I am not sure of the level of Public distress because poll questions a re biased toward getting media desired results.
    That said I oppose the increase in facilities staff and spending proposed by NSA both in the US and overseas ( UK and Australia) and a cap should be put on their already extravagant budget.
    Regards,
    Hodgson.

    July 25, 2013 04:13 am at 4:13 am |
  10. Dixie

    I will not vote for anyone that voted to keep this wrong. We have a constitution and it is the basis for our laws. It's time they remember it!

    July 25, 2013 07:48 am at 7:48 am |