TV News LIES

Saturday, Dec 16th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Congress US House votes against NSA limits

US House votes against NSA limits

E-mail Print PDF

House rejects NSA limitsThe US House of Representatives has narrowly voted to continue collecting data on US phone calls in the first legislative move on the programme.

In a 217-205 vote, lawmakers rejected an effort to restrict the National Security Agency's (NSA) ability to collect electronic information. The NSA's chief had lobbied strongly against the proposed measure.

The vote saw an unusual coalition of conservatives and liberal Democrats against the programme.

Critics say NSA phone data collection is an unwarranted invasion of privacy.

The details of the programme were made public by Edward Snowden, who had worked for America's electronic spying agency.

He is now a fugitive, awaiting a decision on his asylum application in Moscow.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona to resign amid ‘inappropriate behavior’ allegations

Ewp, Trent Franks expected to resign Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks is resigning from Congress over allegations of “inappropriate behavior,” according to...

Democratic senators to Al Franken: Resign

Dem Senators ask Franken to resignEleven Democratic senators -- eight female and three male -- called on Sen. Al Franken to...

Sen. Al Franken Announces He Will Resign 'In The Coming Weeks'

Al Franken resignsSen. Al Franken, D-Minn., says he will be resigning from the Senate amid multiple accusations of...

Conyers says he's 'retiring today' amid sexual misconduct allegation

John Conyers retires amid allegations of sexual abuse Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), who for weeks has been the target of sexual misconduct allegations, announced...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!