Bipartisan Coalition Seeks 3 Month Extension on Expiration of Patriot Act Provisions

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on December 12, 2005

Follow-up to Deal Reached on Patriot Act Reauthorization Amid Wide Disagreement, this press release today: “Senator Patrick Leahy, (D-Vt.), the ranking Democratic member of the Judiciary Committee, has forged a coalition of Republican and Democratic senators that introduced a bill Monday to extend the expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act to give Congress more time to improve a proposed rewrite of the PATRIOT Act that they believe is flawed on several counts.”

  • To Amend the USA PATRIOT Act to Extend the Sunset of Certain Provisions of that Act and the Lone Wolf Provision of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 to March 31, 2006
  • See also this December 11, 2005 New York Times article, At F.B.I., Frustration Over Limits on an Antiterror Law, which includes the following quote from an internal FBI email message sent in October 2003, and obtained by EPIC in a FOIA lawsuit: “While radical militant librarians kick us around, true terrorists benefit from OIPR’s [Office of Intelligence Policy and Review] failure to let us use the tools given to us…”
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