Senate Votes to Reign in NSA


Mitch McConnellThe Senate voted on Tuesday to reign in the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of Americans’ telephone data and in the process  rebuked Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The USA Freedom Act would mainly take away storage of so-called metadata from the hands of the NSA and leave it with telephone companies, though they could still be compelled to turn that data over to the government.

McConnell proposed an amendment that would’ve torn out a provision requiring greater transparency from the secret court that authorizes domestic surveillance but he lost.

Last month, several former senior intelligence officials said that the bill to limit the NSA’s power is still a “big win” for the agency. The act now moves to President Obama’s desk for signature. Read more at the New York Times.

{CB Newscenter}