Senate to Consider Renewal of Surveillance Laws
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is expected to vote on whether to extend three surveillance authorities as senators of both parties express concerns that the laws infringe on Americans’ rights.
The surveillance provisions expired in March, the month lawmakers fled Washington because of the coronavirus pandemic.
House lawmakers passed a bipartisan compromise bill just before leaving town, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has not yet been able to push the legislation through the Senate.
And it’s unclear if he will be able to do so as he tries again on Thursday.