Virtually every corner of the industry is pushing for the end of some spying programs.
New focus from activists could lead to a heated debate in coming weeks.
Wyden and others believe a reauthorization of the Patriot Act provides an opportunity.
The Surveillance State Repeal Act would overhaul spying laws like no other NSA reform effort.
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“This is a hugely important program to use these technologies to keep us safe,” he said.
Civil libertarians hope to force changes when part of the Patriot Act sunsets in June.
Leahy is moving closer to deal on a measure to rein in government surveillance.
Privacy advocates want lawmakers to pick up the pace on NSA reform legislation.
Major tech companies are walking back their support of the bill.
In a twist, House lawmakers are rallying around the USA Freedom Act.
Leaders say bill would end government's collection of telephone records.
The House "may" act this month to renew expiring portions of the law.
A "clean" reauthorization of parts of the Patriot Act couldn't pass, Rep. Schiff predicted.
The new statement makes clear that the pressure is on Congress.
Paul has infruriated some NSA critics by refusing to compromise on the issue.
A key portion of the Patriot Act expires on June 1.
ODNI lawyer noted "substantial political hurdle" if Congress doesn't renew portions of act.
Sunday is the 13th anniversary of the Patriot Act.
Sen. Patrick Leahy is close to an agreement with the Obama administration.
Reform advocates hope for a Senate comeback.
Advocates who have pushed for legislation to reform NSA are backing away from a House bill.
The Republican might push his amendment to end the NSA's bulk data collection.
Committee aides say there are no plans to move legislation soon.