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Utah representatives split on reauthorization to US government surveillance program

Posted on AllSides April 12th, 2024
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WASHINGTON — Utah's four Republican representatives were split over a vote on Friday to reauthorize and reform a key U.S. surveillance tool after what Rep. John Curtis called a "gnarly" debate between House colleagues. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act outlines how U.S. officials can gather foreign intelligence. Congress has been focused on Section 702, which gives the government power to surveil electronic communications of noncitizens abroad without warrants. That provision sometimes leads to the warrantless surveillance of American citizens who are in contact with foreign targets of surveillance — which...

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