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House lawmakers offer bill to curb NSA’s phone data collection

Pete Kasperowicz
The Hill [1]
June 18, 2013

Some of the most conservative and liberal members of the House have come together on legislation to rein in the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance programs.

The bipartisan House group has proposed legislation that would put limits on the federal government’s ability to collect mass telephone records. Members of the group include conservative Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) and Rep. John Conyers (Mich.), the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee.

“Vacuuming up details from the lives of ordinary Americans is not what Congress signed on to when it enacted the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in the 1970s, or when it amended the law through the USA Patriot Act a decade ago,” the two wrote last week on HotAir.com.

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