Senate Renews Federal Surveillance Powers

House set to vote on measures in the coming weeks. 

On Thursday, the Senate voted on a bill that would renew expired surveillance powers for the federal government in a bipartisan vote of 80-16. The bill has the support of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The compromise between the two sides of Congress limited certain activities that were in violation of certain civil liberties according to members of both parties. 

The FBI will be able to use their renewed powers to get court orders for business records in national security investigations and conduct surveillance without having established that the subject of the investigation is actually acting on behalf of a foreign terrorist organization. According to Sen. Mitch McConnell, “The attorney general and members of Congress have worked together to craft a compromise solution that will implement needed reforms while preserving the core national security tools.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For God to use Congress to protect the rights of Americans.
  • That God would lead Sen. McConnell in the best way to direct the Senate. 
  • For House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to be used by the Lord to direct the House to His purposes. 

Sources: AP, NPR, CNN


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