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Originally posted by kwakakev
What if this act was used to help stabilise the economy, resolve 9/11 and target corruption through out the top end of town. Would this change your support for it?
Originally posted by Iamonlyhuman
Write your Representative
ETA: The name of the bill is H.R.67 Latest Title: To extend expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 and Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 until February 29, 2012.edit on 14/1/2011 by Iamonlyhuman because: (no reason given)
PATRIOT Act Lawmakers face a Feb. 28 deadline when three provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act expire. The provisions give the government the ability to use roving wiretaps to monitor the communications of suspects; obtain special court orders forcing businesses to turn over evidence; and conduct surveillance on a "lone wolf," somebody not knowingly associated with terrorists. Last year, Congress simply reauthorized the provisions without making changes. Given the timeline facing lawmakers now, it is likely a straight reauthorization will be granted again. But some lawmakers, such as Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., are likely to push for substantive changes.
Homeland Security Authorization House and Senate aides say 2011 could also be the year the first authorization bill for the Homeland Security Department is passed by both chambers. The department has never operated under an authorization bill since being created in 2003. King said he expects to produce a bill by May at the latest.