Mitch McConnell Moves to Expand Bill Barr’s Surveillance Powers - Warrentless Searches of Your Browsing History

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To recap, a yes vote on Wyden's bill would disallow mining of our internet data.

"Statement of Purpose: To remove internet website browsing information and search history from scope of authority to access certain business records for foreign intelligence and international terrorism investigations. "

23 Republicans voted yes for the bill. 10 Democrats voted no. For anyone who believes the senate democrats typically gives more of a shit about your privacy, well, this vote doesn't support that theory very much. As for "fucking Bernie" not showing up, that is not good, but it is better than the 10 democrats who voted against it.

U.S. Senate: U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 116th Congress - 2nd Session
 
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You do know that all the passed bill did was maintain current practices? We're being manipulated into foaming at the mouth about this, but I've done more digging.
 
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Thing is, I'm pretty sure that the House has to approve these things.
It does sound like a bicameral bill, however I would not be so sure all Ds will be against this. Plus some things (like treaties) only involve the senate.
 

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Thing is, I'm pretty sure that the House has to approve these things.
I could well be wrong here, since I'm not familiar with the US legislative process, but I think the bill has already passed the House of Representatives in its unamended form and this defeated amendment was an attempt to add a extra provision to a text which that House had already agreed.

 

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Thing is, I'm pretty sure that the House has to approve these things.
This is attached to renewing the Patriot Act, which is unfortunately a must-pass bill even for Brand D.
 
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