House Poised To Take Anoth­er Crack At FISA Reau­tho­riza­tion

House Poised To Take Another Crack At FISA Reauthorization

The GOP-led House is posi­tioned to have anoth­er go at reau­tho­riz­ing Sec­tion 702 of the For­eign Intel­li­gence Sur­veil­lance Act (FISA), a spy tool set to sun­set next week that pro­po­nents say is cru­cial to pro­tect­ing nation­al secu­ri­ty.
A revised bill, which shrinks the exten­sion win­dow from five to two years and imple­ments some reforms, passed through the Rules Com­mit­tee on Thurs­day evening. Votes on the floor are expect­ed to begin in the morn­ing on Fri­day.
The Hill report­ed there is room to con­sid­er an amend­ment that would add a war­rant require­ment for Sec­tion 702, which could alle­vi­ate pri­va­cy con­cerns, and a bill requir­ing a war­rant for pur­chas­ing infor­ma­tion on U.S. cit­i­zens from data bro­kers.
Nine­teen Repub­li­cans joined with Democ­rats to oppose mov­ing for­ward on Wednes­day with the five-year exten­sion of the pro­vi­sion that the gov­ern­ment says is …