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Sen. Russ Feingold

FISA Vote Delayed

Objections By Feingold, Dodd Forces Senate to Delay Vote On FISA Bill:

“The Senate delayed until after the July 4th holiday voting on legislation that would hand the White House sweeping new surveillance powers after two outspoken critics of the measure objected to a provision in the bill that would provide retroactive immunity to telecommunications companies that agreed to tap into telephone lines and monitored emails after 9/11 without a court order.

On Thursday, Democratic Senators Russ Feingold of Wisconsin and Christopher Dodd of Connecticut, critics of the legislation, called on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to delay a vote on the bill until July 8. At that time, Feingold and Dodd intend to introduce an amendment to strip telecom immunity from the bill. ”