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 May 23, 2014  Posted by  Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Dan Roberts and Karen McVeigh reports:

The first legislation aimed specifically at curbing US surveillance abuses revealed by Edward Snowden passed the House of Representatives on Thursday, with a majority of both Republicans and Democrats.

But last-minute efforts by intelligence community loyalists to weaken key language in the USA Freedom Act led to a larger-than-expected rebellion by members of Congress, with the measure passing by 303 votes to 121.

Read more on The Guardian.

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