House Republicans last week introduced a bill that would extend expiring Patriot Act surveillance authorities for six years, until the end of 2017. The bill would allow intelligence agencies to continue conducting three types of activities: roving surveillance, the collection of business documents and other tangible materials, and surveillance of "lone wolf" operators, who are not acting against the U.S. as part of an established terrorist group. The bill is expected to move in the next few weeks because the three surveillance authorities expire May 27. Congress in February extended the three authorities for a short time in order to allow for congressional hearings on the Patriot Act.
PATRIOT/TYRANNY Act MUST DIE!!