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May 20, 2014, 06:40:51 PM
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Rep. Justin Amash (@repjustinamash), the tea-party lawmaker and frequent critic of the National Security Agency, wants to force a vote on the USA Freedom Act this week.


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A tea-party lawmaker is offering an amendment to protect a government-surveillance reform bill from being hollowed out due to pressure from the Obama administration and national-security hawks.

Rep. Justin Amash filed an amendment Monday that would take a key section of the USA Freedom Act—which aims to effectively end the government's mass collection of Americans' phone records—and strap it onto the National Defense Authorization Act, an annual funding bill that Congress will vote on later this week. The Amash amendment would strip funding from intelligence programs justified under Section 215 of the post-9/11 Patriot Act except in certain circumstances, an anti-spying move reminiscent of one the Michigan Republican pulled last summer.

The amendment, offered to the Rules Committee, is meant as a fail-safe in the event the Freedom Act does not also come up for consideration this week in its current form or something closely resembling it, said Will Adams, Amash's chief of staff. House leadership has scheduled the bill for "possible consideration" this week, but backdoor dealings that may change it continued through the weekend and spilled into this week.

Cont...http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/house-republican-introduces-backup-plan-to-squash-nsa-phone-spying-20140520

Amash is my favorite Rep and I'm delighted that he's part of MI's delegation. He's a badass Ron Paul 2.0 on steroids and the establishment shysters have been gunning for him yet he keeps getting reelected despite them tossing millions to his opponents. I gotta get him on to BTC for donations, posted his Twitter handle up top for those interested in checking him out. He's very into FB and Twitter and he usually responds to people. Heck, we follow each other on Twitter.
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