The bill, sponsored by Rep. Jim SensenbrennerJames SensenbrennerAct now on No Regulation Without Representation Increase civility, decrease violence Why Congress needs to reform structured settlements MORE (R-Wis.), would extend these practices until Dec. 8. The authority to conduct these surveillance activities expires at the end of the month, which explains the haste in the House 

House passage will set up a quandary for the Senate, which is considering three bills that would extend the Patriot Act authorities for three years or more.

Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne FeinsteinGraham gets frustrated in public ‘unmasking’ debate Dem senators urged Obama to take action on Russia before election Senate panel questions Lynch on alleged FBI interference MORE (D-Calif.) has a bill that would extend them for three years, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick LeahyPatrick LeahyEPA head faces skeptical senators on budget cuts A bipartisan consensus against 'big pharma' is growing in Congress Going national with automatic voter registration MORE (D-Vt.) would extend them for three years and add new oversight language, and ranking Judiciary member Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleyGOP senators want surveillance requests from FBI Russia probe Overnight Cybersecurity: New ransomware attack spreads globally | US pharma giant hit | House intel panel interviews Podesta | US, Kenya deepen cyber partnership GOP chairman wants 'robust' tax reform process in the Senate MORE (R-Iowa) has proposed a permanent extension.

A Senate aide said Friday that it is unclear what the Senate would do with the House bill, but said it is conceivable that Feinstein's bill might take the lead in the Senate, because it has support from the Obama administration.