The Associated Press reports on Senate Republicans’ efforts to pass a short-term extension of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said the surveillance program could see a temporary renewal by adding a provision to a stopgap government spending bill, giving Congress more time to analyze competing Congressional bills aimed at altering and reauthorizing the law. “We need to figure out what we need to do to get this into the New Year because we can’t afford to go dark. It would be dangerous for the country,” said Cornyn. The Hill reports the U.S. House of Representatives is preparing to vote on their own Section 702 reauthorization bill that would add new privacy controls on the program.
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