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House FISA bill suddenly on life support
The Hill ^ | 05 27 2020 | Chris Mills Rodrigo and Jordain Carney

Posted on 05/27/2020 10:31:14 AM PDT by yesthatjallen

A bill to reauthorize three expired surveillance programs is in jeopardy, with President Trump urging Republicans to oppose it and growing concerns from progressives on a key amendment.

House Democratic leaders say they still intend to vote on the measure this week, but it’s suddenly unclear if it can muster the 218 votes needed to clear the chamber — despite an earlier version of the bill winning 278 votes in March.

Despite the limbo status, Democratic leadership is signaling they will move forward, setting up a showdown on the House floor over the fate of the bill.

An update from Democratic leadership sent shortly before noon said that “votes are expected” related to the legislation on Wednesday. And House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told reporters early Wednesday afternoon that "we will act upon it today one way or another."

Trump, in a Tuesday night tweet, urged Republicans to vote against it, linking it to the surveillance he says was taken against his campaign by the Obama administration in 2016 and 2017 that led to the resignation of his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

GOP leaders who had supported the bill immediately reversed their positions, with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) calling on Democratic leaders to pull the bill. House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (La.) said he would whip against the measure.

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1 posted on 05/27/2020 10:31:14 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

Good. Now strangle it to death.

Then shoot it in the head.

L


2 posted on 05/27/2020 10:31:59 AM PDT by Lurker (Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending that it is.)
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To: Lurker

FISA or the FBI AND CIA?


3 posted on 05/27/2020 10:36:14 AM PDT by Dogbert41 (Jerusalem is the city of the Great King!!!)
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To: Lurker

“Nuke the entire bill from orbit—it’s the only way to be sure”


4 posted on 05/27/2020 10:36:44 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: yesthatjallen

How funny how much the left was AGAINST FISA when it first came into existence until obozo taught them how it can be weaponized.


5 posted on 05/27/2020 10:37:07 AM PDT by freedumb2003 ("Don’t mistake activity for achievement." - John Wooden)
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To: Dogbert41

As far as I’m concerned they can all go in the s*** can.

L


6 posted on 05/27/2020 10:37:23 AM PDT by Lurker (Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending that it is.)
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To: yesthatjallen

The deep state needs to be suppressed. They are a threat to the Republic


7 posted on 05/27/2020 10:40:09 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: yesthatjallen

Interesting...


8 posted on 05/27/2020 10:41:08 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: freedumb2003

It’s also funny that Republicans were always supporters of FISA AND ALL ELEMENTS OF THE “Patriot Act”, now morphed into dozens of separate laws, and institutionalized.

Now they realize it can be weaponized against them.

Which goes to show neither party gives a shit about us.


9 posted on 05/27/2020 11:09:16 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: yesthatjallen

Wow. 1 Twitter post from Trump and BAM, knees are buckling


10 posted on 05/27/2020 11:46:19 AM PDT by tennmountainman (The Liberals Are Baby Killers)
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To: Mariner

Did the Patriot Act catch a single real terrorist?


11 posted on 05/27/2020 11:49:01 AM PDT by Fido969 (In!)
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To: Fido969

“Did the Patriot Act catch a single real terrorist?”

Maybe.

But the cost has been far too high.


12 posted on 05/27/2020 11:51:31 AM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: yesthatjallen

President shouldn’t sign anything that comes out of the House, unless it has a 2/3rds Majority. Force them to do their Job.


13 posted on 05/27/2020 12:05:49 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: Zathras
“Nuke the entire bill from orbit—it’s the only way to be sure”

Partner, this bill should be rejected since we can not ensure that what has happened in this great country of ours does not happen again.

It needs to be rejected immediately and if those Rinos know any better they will reject this FISA bill and get names of the DemonRats and expose these traitors that vote for this insane FISA bill.

14 posted on 05/27/2020 12:44:52 PM PDT by TheConservativeTejano (God Bless Texas...)
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Return to constitutional USA laws. No secret courts. No spying on USAians.

Fight for USConstitution, or we shall perish.


15 posted on 05/27/2020 12:48:09 PM PDT by veracious (UN=OIC=Islam; USgov may be radically changed, just amend USConstitution)
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To: yesthatjallen

FISA was a gift to the Deep State from 9/11 and was simply used to fill the Swamp and take down a President.


16 posted on 05/27/2020 1:09:03 PM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: yesthatjallen

Put a plastic bag over its head and duct tape it around the throat then sit back and watch.

For dessert, repeat and rinse with Patriot Act I & II


17 posted on 05/27/2020 1:34:22 PM PDT by Vendome (I've Gotta Be Me https://youtu.be/wH-pk2vZG2M)
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To: eyeamok

Is this House vote going to be done by “proxy”? If so, the Senate should completely ignore it.


18 posted on 05/27/2020 9:17:31 PM PDT by LimitedPowers (Citizenship is not a Hate Crime!)
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