The program allows the National Security Agency to intercept calls or emails from suspected foreign terrorists outside the U.S. Trump hints in his first tweet that it may have been used under the Obama administration to spy on his campaign. Soon after, he posted another tweet endorsing passage. Still, the bill was expected to pass the House of Representatives today with a combination of Democratic and Republican votes.
Most lawmakers expect it to become law, although it still would require Senate approval and Trump's signature. Similar to the situation in the House, though, the measure faces opposition from senators of both parties who seek stricter privacy protections for information about Americans swept up by the surveillance. The bill now moves to the Senate, where Kentucky Republican Rand Paul has said he may attempt a filibuster unless the spy authority is weakened.
USA intelligence agencies have pressed lawmakers to preserve the programs. Trump tweeted Thursday morning.
After the vote Thursday, Ryan, asked about his conversation with the president, said Trump's concerns regarded other parts of the law. The current version of the law expires after January 19.
Trump initially said on Twitter that the surveillance program had been used against him but later said it was needed.
Ryan said at a news conference later Thursday that he speaks with Trump nearly daily.
That law, Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act, was passed in 2008. "He knows that and he, I think, put out something that clarifies that", Ryan told reporters.
The White House, U.S. intelligence agencies and Republican leaders in Congress have said they consider the tool indispensable and in need of little or no revision. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., on the left, want to impose a requirement that the Federal Bureau of Investigation go to court and get a warrant every time it wants to search the data for the communications of an American.
That tweet seemed to contradict a statement from the White House just 12 hours earlier which expressed clear support for the measure, - and it seemed to support a proposed amendment to reform the program that the White House had also said it didn't want.
Under the Affordable Care Act, the program has expanded in more than 30 states to cover residents with somewhat higher incomes. Ten states, including ME and New Hampshire, had sent proposals to the federal government seeking the controversial change.
Looks like this version of Eddie Brock cannot only read but write as well! Our first look at Venom has arrived online. The former saw Venom step away from menacing Spider-Man and toward being a more heroic character.
With the Raiders descending so fast on a white candidate, the team is in hot water over whether it violated the "Rooney Rule". The Rooney Rule mandates that teams interview minority candidates for head coaching and other top executive positions.
Greitens and his wife, Sheena Greitens, issued joint statements late Wednesday through their lawyer after St. KMOV obtained a recording by the woman detailing the sexual encounter with Greitens before he was governor.
Pacific Air Forces celebrated the arrival of the stealth bombers in a Facebook post, writing, " Don't they look awesome! ". The Air Force has rotated bombers in the Pacific for 15 years in a show of support for its allies in the region.
The band filmed the video for the title track of " This House is Not For Sale " in South Bethlehem and on the SteelStacks campus. Bon Jovi's last New Jersey show of this size came in 2013, on its Because We Can Tour at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.
The retailer has marked February 15 as its official return date as its website will be back up that day, Shmoel added. During its heyday in the 1980s and 1990s, Circuit City was the second-largest US electronics retailer after Best Buy.
The role of the 11 advocates general is to propose independent solutions for cases the Court of Justice is deliberating on. As my partner, [he] is able to make certain decisions for me. "This would not be possible today in Romania", Coman said.
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India 'leading power' in Indo-Pacific region: US envoy
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Bangladeshi man indicted for NY bomb attack
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West Ham willing to sell Ayew 'at the right price'
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Eric Clapton reveals he's going deaf from tinnitus
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Jeff Bezos Of Amazon Becomes The Richest Man In History
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Aly Raisman calls out US Gymnastics on Twitter
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