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Reps Blumenaur and DeFazio vote no on Patriot Act extension


Nevertheless, the House sent the Patriot Act Extension to Obama for signature with just a few minor revisions.

Key provisions of the nation’s primary counterterrorism law would be extended for a year under a bill passed by the House Thursday evening after Democrats retreated from adding new privacy protections.

The House voted 315 to 97 to extend the USA Patriot Act, sending the bill to President Barack Obama. Without the bill, the provisions would expire Sunday.

Rep Earl Blumenaur tweeted yesterday

Voted NO on Patriot Act extension! We must thoughtfully rebalance the scales between safety and essential civil liberties.

According to an earlier tweet from Blumenaur so did Peter DeFazio (Peter does not appear to tweet). Thank them both!

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Avatar When my oldest son, a Marine, left for war and crossed the border from Kuwait into Iraq in March 2003 I started writing my conscience. After two tours that young combat veteran’s mother is now an ardent peace activist and advocate for social, environmental and economic justice. MGx has matured since those early vents and ramblings and now covers relevant and important local and regional matters in addition to national and global affairs.


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