Tag: Patriot Act

Senate fails to save PATRIOT Act, Portions Expired at Midnight

Key provisions of the PATRIOT ACT have expired, at least for a few days. Key provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act expired at midnight after the Senate adjourned after failing to reach a new agreement during a rare Sunday session to extend law. The Senate did vote to advance the USA Freedom Act, a House-passed…

Patriot Act Heading for Sunset on June 1st if No Action Taken

The Senate struggled to prevent an interruption in government surveillance programs early Saturday, rejecting both a House-passed bill and a short term extension of the USA Patriot Act. The back-to-back votes left lawmakers without a fallback that is clear, although current law doesn’t expire until midnight May 31. The White House has demanded the Senate…