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April 13, 2024 (EIRNS)—The Congress has now removed the modifications of the FISA Act (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) Section 702 enacted in 2018, which put some restraints on the intelligence community’s right to use data on Americans whose communications with foreigners is caught up in the sweep. An attempt to pass an amendment to the move, which would demand warrants for such spying, was defeated when the vote was tied 212-212, and House Speaker Mike Johnson used his tie-breaking power to defeat it.

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