Freedom Act Fails To Pass Senate

Freedom Act Fails To Pass Senate

On Tuesday, the Senate failed to obtain the 60 votes necessary to advance the Freedom Act bill which would stop the National Security Agency from collecting phone records of millions of Americans, regardless if they are suspected of any crime. Senators voted 58-42 in favor to bring the bill before the Senate, effectively killing the bill for this year. Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden brought to light the program and more than a year afterward the Freedom Act was birthed. The Freedom Act would have ended the NSA's indiscreet and mass collection of phone data if passed. Also read: US....

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