Rep. Amash Skips House Recess to Make Sure Speaker Boehner Does Not Extend PATRIOT Act

With the USA PATRIOT Act’s bulk data collection authority set to expire at the end of the month without congressional action and most of Congress away for recess, civil libertarian Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) is remaining in town to attend the House of Representatives’ pro forma sessions to prevent Speaker John Boehner from taking advantage […]

Mitch McConnell wants to re-up the Patriot Act for another five years

Bonnie Kristian 4/23/2015

You may have heard that key provisions of the deceptively named PATRIOT Act—the law passed in the wake of 9/11 which gave the government massive new legal authority to invade our privacy and ignore the Fourth Amendment—are set to expire in June.

Most notable among what will expire is Section 215:


Rand Paul set to oppose USA Freedom Act because it extends the Patriot Act until 2017

Matt Naham Rare 11/14/2014

An aide for Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says the senator will oppose the USA Freedom Act, a bill supporters believe reins in the National Security Agency’s metadata collection program. Paul and House opponents claim this bill does not tame the NSA effectively and also extends the Patriot Act, a law many […]