House passes revised FISA bill

by ian

House lawmakers voted to pass a revised FISA extension bill today after a group of Republicans blocked it on Wednesday as the controversial spy tool is set to sunset next week. Proponents, such as House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.), say a renewal is necessary to protect national security.

The House Rules Committee advanced a version of the bill last night that shortens the extension from five to two years. It passed today 273-147. Some Republicans were also seeking an amendment that would add a warrant requirement for surveilling Americans, something being pushed by Texas Congressman Chip Roy.

The amendment ultimately failed in a tie vote.