House Approves Effort To Limit NSA Searches

-

The House has voted to back an amendment to limit the NSA's surveillance on Americans.

The amendment was adopted by what even supporters say was a surprisingly wide margin -- 293 to 123.

The legislation would require the NSA to obtain a warrant to search government databases for information on US citizens.

It would also prohibit surveillance "backdoor" gadgets on commercial tech products.

The amendment is attached to a defense bill, which is expected to have a final vote today.

If approved, the legislation would still need to pass in the Senate.


More Stories

Don't Miss

  • Weather
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Studio4
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Play Games
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • At the Movies
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Follow Us
    Copyright 2017 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.