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House GOP considers backup FISA plan to sunset spy tool after stunning floor defeat

Posted on AllSides April 11th, 2024
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House Republicans are regrouping and considering a two-year sunset on a key surveillance law as a way to move forward on reauthorizing security measures after a group of hard-line Republicans effectively killed a procedural rule in a blow to House leaders ahead of next week’s deadline.

The “no” votes of 19 hard-line House Republicans and all Democrats sent House GOP leadership back to the drawing board to find consensus on how to go about renewing Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which sunsets every five years.

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