Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to End NSA Bulk Metadata Collection

Has bipartisan support, but is it enough?


Lawmakers proposed legislation today that would effectively end the NSA's bulk phone metadata collection program.

The legislation has support from Republicans and Democrats in both the House and Senate, and from groups like the American Civil Liberties Union and National Rifle Association. But the USA FREEDOM Act's passage into law remains uncertain.

"It is time for serious and meaningful reforms so we can restore confidence in our intelligence community," said Sen. Patrick Leahy, a Democrat from Vermont and one of the bill's chief sponsors.