House Squashes Anti-Spying Amendment, NSA Will Continue Watching You

July 25, 2013 | Andy Cush

Earlier this week, we told you about an amendment to this years defense appropriations bill that would divert any taxpayer money away from the NSA’s surveillance of American citizens. That amendment was voted on yesterday, and despite bipartisan support, failed to pass. For now, the NSA will continue to spy on you.

Senator Mark Udall (D-CO), “immediately took up the cause” of blocking widespread NSA surveillance in the Senate, according to the New York Times. “National security is of paramount importance, yet the NSA’s dragnet collection of Americans’ phone records violates innocent Americans’ privacy rights and should not continue as its exists today,” he said. “The U.S. House of Representatives’ bipartisan vote today proposal should be a wake-up call for the White House.”

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