‘Get a war­rant’: The flash­point in push to renew FBI spy tool

‘Get a warrant’: The flashpoint in push to renew FBI spy tool

Law­mak­ers are prepar­ing to vote this week to reau­tho­rize a pow­er­ful pro­gram that the intel­li­gence com­mu­ni­ty uses to gath­er infor­ma­tion on for­eign­ers, but the House remains deeply divid­ed over whether to include war­rant require­ments in the bill.
The House Rules Com­mit­tee will meet to vote on the leg­is­la­tion on Tues­day, 10 days before Sec­tion 702 of the For­eign Intel­li­gence Sur­veil­lance Act is set to expire.
But pri­va­cy hawks across the polit­i­cal spec­trum in Con­gress are dis­sat­is­fied with the cur­rent bill, unveiled by House Speak­er Mike John­son (R‑LA) on Fri­day.
Rep. War­ren David­son (R‑OH), who has been at the fore­front of efforts to rein in the government’s sur­veil­lance pow­ers, crit­i­cized the cur­rent leg­is­la­tion, which was large­ly craft­ed by the House Intel­li­gence Com­mit­tee.
“Not only are they spy­ing on Amer­i­can cit­i­zens with­out a war­rant, they ar …