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Leahy introduces bill to rein in surveillance

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -

Senator Patrick Leahy Tuesday introduced legislation aimed at reining in government surveillance programs.

Called the USA Freedom Act, the bill would end what Leahy calls the "Dragnet collection of Americans' phone records" that came to light this past summer. The bill would also provide more safeguards for surveillance warrants obtained through the secret FISA court.
    
The bill has bipartisan sponsorship in the Senate and the House.  Rep. Peter Welch is a co-sponsor of the bill.

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