May 142015
 May 14, 2015  Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Dan Roberts and Sabrina Siddiqui report:

Congressmen voted overwhelmingly to ban the mass collection of American phone records on Wednesday, as the House of Representatives piled up pressure to reform the most domestically contentious National Security Agency program revealed by Edward Snowden.

Two years after the former NSA contractor first revealed the controversial “bulk collection” program in the Guardian, the 338-88 vote in favour of the USA Freedom Act marks the second time the House has voted for an alternative system restricting government agencies to more targeted surveillance.

Read more on The Guardian.

If you want to see how your Rep. voted, here’s the roll call.

And now all eyes turn to the Senate.

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