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Speaker Johnson nixes plans to take up warrantless surveillance bill this week

Posted on AllSides February 14th, 2024
From The Center
Allison Robbert

Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) abandoned plans to bring a bill to the House floor this week that would reauthorize the nation’s warrantless spy program, a second failure to consider legislation that has sparked a battle between two powerful committees.

Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which allows the government to spy on noncitizens located abroad, has divided the House’s Intelligence and Judiciary committees, who are at odds over whether the program should include a warrant requirement.

“In order to allow Congress more time to reach consensus on...

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