December 8, 2005 | By Rebecca Jeschke

PATRIOT Reauthorization Slogs On

Next Steps Unclear, Action Still Needed

The PATRIOT Act took a step closer to reauthorization today as Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania announced that he would sign the conference report (in three parts: one, two, and three).

Backroom deals have watered-down the best reforms and opportunistic politicians have bolted on unpopular additions. However, several other senators refuse to go along with the deal, and a filibuster may be in the offing next week. Call your senators and representative now, and demand they vote "no" on PATRIOT renewal!


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