posted on Oct, 16 2003 @ 06:18 PM
It seems that public sentiment continues to grow against the Patriot Act. This is of course a very good thing.
I would still urge all US members to contact thier congressmen and support these efforts.
Senators join forces to roll back parts of Patriot Act
By Audrey Hudson
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
A bipartisan group of lawmakers and advocacy groups have formed a "Coalition of Conscience" to roll back sections of the Patriot Act they say
encroach on civil liberties.
"This is an amazing coalition. Very seldom do these groups and these senators come together," said Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat.
Sen. Larry E. Craig, Idaho Republican, and Mr. Durbin — joined by representatives from the American Civil Liberties Union and American
Conservative Union, among others — yesterday introduced the Security and Freedom Ensured (SAFE) Act.
Craig: Congress Must Change Patriot Act
By JESSE J. HOLLAND
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP)--A key Republican senator said Wednesday that Congress must modify parts of the USA Patriot Act or see the law die in two years.
Changes must be made to the law if it is to be renewed in 2005, said GOP Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
``I think we are building that kind of base for it in the Senate,'' Craig said. ``Many of these, if not all of these, would have to be