McConnell: ‘High Likelihood’ Senate Will Pass Another Stimulus Bill

McConnell: ‘High Likelihood’ Senate Will Pass Another Stimulus Bill

For months, Trump has deflected his own slow response to the spreading virus on the fact that "the cupboards were bare" when he took office, claiming Obama left him with nothing or sometimes less than nothing and that he's had to build everything up from scratch.

On Thursday the Senate will vote on the third proposed amendment, from Rand Paul, that would require a warrant for the use of FISA searches on United States citizens. The bill needed 60 votes to pass. Steve Daines of Montana, have long opposed the expansion and renewal of surveillance laws that the government uses to track and fight terrorists.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing forward with an amendment that would let the Federal Bureau of Investigation collect records on Americans' web-browsing and search histories without a warrant this week. "Every thought that can come into people's heads can be revealed in an internet search or a visit to a website", Wyden said in a statement to Business Insider. As described by the ACLU, it "strengthens the role of independent "friends of the court" to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, ensuring that the court has additional opportunities to hear the views of outside experts". But a compromise measure extended the provisions until May 30 so senators could have time to hammer out a deal.

Wyden co-sponsored the proposal with Republican Sen.

In point of fact, an amendment bill introduced by the Republican Senator Steve Daines alongside Democrat Ron Wyden aimed at curbing usage of the law enforcement agencies' surveillance tool, had botched to make it through to the U.S. senate having beaten by 59 to 37.

"Although I am pleased that the Lee-Leahy Amendment passed, I oppose the bill without further amendment".

Privacy hawks on the right and the left praised the Senate move to add more legal scrutiny of FISA applications, which now must win approval in the Democrat-run House.

In a joint op-ed, ACLU counsel Neema Singh Guliani and Americans for Prosperity analyst Billy Easley decried warrantless web-browsing searches as "secret spying" and "unjust".

"Montanans sent me to Congress to get government off their backs", he said.

The Senate approved legislation Thursday to renew a handful of key domestic surveillance powers, but only after civil libertarians attached language that the Justice Department warns would "unacceptably degrade" national security.

Though the problems revealed by the Russian Federation investigation relate more to the accuracy of surveillance applications than to the effectiveness of the expired tools at issue Thursday, they nonetheless drew additional scrutiny to the government's spy powers as well as concerns from some in Congress that those authorities should be reined in.

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