FBI spy tool reforms stalled after John­son revers­es course on FISA

Law­mak­ers have vowed all year to reform a pow­er­ful gov­ern­ment sur­veil­lance tool that is set to expire at the end of the month, but House Speak­er Mike John­son (R‑LA) reached an agree­ment with con­gres­sion­al lead­ers this week that would table reforms well into next year.
The agree­ment would attach a tem­po­rary reau­tho­riza­tion of Sec­tion 702 of the For­eign Intel­li­gence Sur­veil­lance Act to the annu­al must-pass defense bill, extend­ing unchanged access to the tool into April.
HOUSE REPUBLICANS FILE BIDEN IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY RESOLUTION, SETTING UP VOTE FOR NEXT WEEK
Johnson’s deci­sion, a com­plete rever­sal from the posi­tion he had tak­en just one day ear­li­er, has prompt­ed a rush of anger and dis­ap­point­ment from some in his …