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An amendment was defeated in the US House of Representatives to restrict the NSA’s phone surveillance program, though the White House and members of the intelligence community stood in opposition. With 217 votes to 205, the amendment narrowly failed.
The proposal would have restricted the NSA’s wide-sweeping surveillance of phone data, which is taken in the name of national security, and instead required specific targets for investigation. The proposal would also have curtailed similar sweeping of business records, which are permitted under the Patriot Act.
Do you think the NSA's surveillance program should be restricted?