USA PATRIOT Act Renewal Comes Closer
“Legislation to renew the anti-terror PATRIOT Act was cleared for final congressional passage Friday when House Speaker Dennis Hastert blessed a day-old compromise between the White House and Senate Republicans.
“Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid also indicated he will vote for the bill when it comes to a vote, possibly next week.
“The legislation gives federal agents expanded powers to investigate suspected terrorists in the United States, and the Bush administration has said it is one of the key weapons in the war on terror.”
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