House votes to extend no-warrant surveillance

Posted: January 12, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, who spoke with President Donald Trump by phone Thursday between Trump’s contradictory tweets about the surveillance law, said the Trump administration’s position “has been really clear from day one, which is: [the law] is really important, it’s got to be renewed.”

The House of Representatives voted Thursday to extend the National Security Agency's no-warrant surveillance program for six years with minimal changes, rejecting a yearslong effort by a bipartisan group of lawmakers to impose new privacy limits when it sweeps up Americans' emails and other personal communications.

“We weren’t confused, but some of you were,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, told reporters Thursday when asked about Preside...

Marc Short (left), White House legislative liaison, escorts White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to the House chamber Thursday before the vote on ext...

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