The most outrageous thing about this attempt to extend the bill is the way the GOP has been both fear-mongering and not allowing extension. Read about it.
To guard against the expiration of a temporary surveillance law Feb. 16, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid , D-Nev., has filed a bill that would extend it for 15 days.
The Senate is expected to pass a six-year bill overhauling the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act on Feb. 12, but that gives lawmakers little time to work out a compromise between the Senate bill and a House-passed version before the Presidents Day recess begins and the temporary law expires.
Reid filed the latest extension Friday “in case we can’t finish the conference negotiations in time,” spokesman Jim Manley said.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Apperently, Harry Reid has filed a bill to guard against the expiration the bill.
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