House Republicans Rail Against Possible Extension Of Intelligence Agencies’ Warrantless Surveillance Program


Conservative members of the House Republican Conference attacked an extension of a controversial surveillance law in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), an annual and important defense bill, according to The Hill.

Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) is a provision that enables the government to conduct surveillance on foreign intelligence operatives in the United States, which can also be used to surveil Americans. A four-month long extension was included in the NDAA as part of conference negotiations with the Democratic-led Senate, which several House Republicans oppose, according to The Hill.