NSA

Rep. Amash Plans New Vote To Restrain NSA

Lawmakers are a little better informed than in the past

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Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) is planning to push for another vote to block the National Security Agency's surveillance programs of phone and Internet communications.

"I'm hopeful that we'll have another opportunity," said Amash on CNN's "State of the Union." "It might not be exactly the same amendment."

A measure from Amash that would have prevented the NSA from collecting phone records of American citizens not under investigation for any crimes was narrowly defeated last month in the House.