President Biden signs FISA extension into law

by ian

President Biden signed the FISA extension into law on Saturday, which expands the spy tool without safeguarding Americans from the act. This came after the Senate approved the reauthorization in a 60-34 vote. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) praised senators for their work.

The bill almost missed its midnight deadline after a bipartisan group of privacy hawks fought against an expansion of the government’s spy powers.

Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, urged colleagues to read the text closer before voting away American privacy.

The president’s signature extends FISA, which is now called the Reforming Intelligence and Securing America Act, for another two years.