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The Hill: Pelosi Wanted FISA Act Vote Scrapped

The Hill: Pelosi Wanted FISA Act Vote Scrapped
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By    |   Thursday, 11 January 2018 12:02 PM

Two tweets from President Donald Trump led to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., requesting that a high-profile vote on government surveillance be scrapped.

According to The Hill, Pelosi asked House Speaker Paul Ryan to cancel a planned Thursday vote that would reauthorize a warrantless surveillance program headed by the National Security Agency. The request was ultimately ignored, however, as the House voted to pass the measure around midday.

Trump posted these seemingly contradicting tweets Thursday morning:

A Democratic aide told the Hill Pelosi requested that the bill be pulled from the floor. The NSA program will expire on Jan. 19 unless Congress votes to reauthorize it. Now that the House has passed it, the Senate needs to approve the measure.

On another national security-focused topic, the House voted down a measure earlier Thursday that would have imposed stricter controls on how the FBI is able to obtain intelligence on foreign targets through communications intercepts.

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