Attorney General Sessions Seeks Permanent Reauthorization of Spying Powers

The U.S. attorney general and the director of national intelligence on Monday urged Congress to permanently reauthorize Title VII of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act before it expires, preserving intelligence agencies’ authority to collect information on foreigners outside the United States.

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House Committee Debates Surveillance Rules, Privacy Rights

The House Judiciary Committee grappled for hours on Wednesday over the delicate question of how to reconcile national security objectives with Americans’ right to privacy as it considered the fate of a contentious section in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

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