Congress approves extension of key Patriot Act provisions
February 17th, 2011
10:19 AM ET
12 years ago

Congress approves extension of key Patriot Act provisions

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

The bill, which extends the provisions for another three months, passed in a 279-143 vote. Republicans overwhelmingly backed the extensions, while a majority of Democrats were opposed.


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  1. Lynda/Minnesota

    Is it too much to ask that the GOPers start addressing joblessness in America? Especially considering they are now all very willing to add more to the unemployed coffers, not less. There aren't all that many Teaching, Firefigher, Police, Ticket Meter, Street Repair, (the list continues) in the way of private sector positions for all these folks to find once they have been eliminated from State payrolls. Fact is, most businesses in America are darn reluctant to hire as it is. Doubt they will be anymore willing to accomodate the next in line to be unemployed than they have been to re-hire the already unemployed. If the GOPers are so hell bent on layoffing off millions more, perhaps they ought to have a plan of what to do with the millions BEFORE they send them out into the cold, yes?

    February 17, 2011 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  2. Real Patriots Do MORE than Salute the flag, They educate themselves

    "Gotta keep big govt out of our lives" isn't that what the right is always yammering about?
    Shouldn't that be part of John "So Be It" reduction of federal jobs?

    February 17, 2011 11:10 am at 11:10 am |