Patriot Act Blocked In The House

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February 8, 2011 3:02 pm
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Democrats and a couple of dozen Republicans teamed up this evening to block renewal of key provisions of the Patriot Act. The measure fell short of the two-thirds majority needed for passage. House leaders can bring it back up later under a different House procedure that will require only a simple majority for passage. The final vote was 277 to 148.

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