Intelligence

Reauthorization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Thwarted

Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) objected

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) tried to bring up the bill reauthorizing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), but a Republican objected.

"FISA, this is an important piece of legislation as imperfect as it is, it is necessary to protect us from the evil in this world," Reid said on the floor Tuesday evening. "We need to finish this by the end of the week."