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!