Thursday, November 17, 2005

Legislators make deal on extending Patriot Act

Legislators make deal on extending Patriot Act:

NJ angle: "The deal also would strip from the bill a provision contained in the House version that would have given states like New Jersey that face heightened risks of terrorist attacks a bigger chunk of the $3.3 billion in federal homeland security grants."

Library angle: "While making the 14 noncontroversial provisions permanent, the conferees agreed to sunset Sections 215 and 206 after seven years. The House bill had called for the provisions to expire in 10 years, the Senate in four."


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