USA Freedom Act
The court is simply following what the USA Freedom Act says.
Foreign customers are leaving U.S. tech companies because of surveillance concerns.
“I believe that we’re not decreasing our ability to protect the American people at all.”
"Clearly we changed the tide last night," says Thomas Massie, a Rand Paul ally.
"They’re looking for the seams to operate within,” John Brennan said.
“This is the most optimistic opportunity I’ve seen in a long time," he said.
Loretta Lynch is adding to the chorus of pressure from the Obama administration.
The Senate is set to vote on the bills at 1 a.m.
The stance puts pressure on Republicans to support reform.
The members say they will not stand for weakened spy reforms.
Rep. Adam Schiff said a short-term extension of the spy powers might not pass the House.
“Our strategy on these important security matters is to not kick the can down the road."
The court decided that a temporary lapse of Patriot Act powers did not handicap the NSA.
The NSA is taking steps to turn its massive collection of Americans’ phone records back on.
Obama signed the USA Freedom Act into law on Tuesday evening.
Boehner's comments drew a contrast with both Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell.
Still, Sen. Mike Lee acknowledged that the fight could be delayed to next week.
There appears to be a major shift in surveillance and counterterror policies on the horizon.
The Republican wants to prevent action on the Patriot Act while lawmakers are away.
The plan “would be a win-win," said Sen. Richard Burr.
GOP leaders have their backs against a wall.
Director James Comey said the law also gives the FBI important powers.
He may not have much choice but to go along with NSA reformers due to a condensed calendar.
However, "some variation" of the bill could win lawmakers' support, Sen. Mike Lee said.