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Sanders to Vote 'No' on Domestic Spying Bill


Sanders to Vote 'No' on Domestic Spying Bill

Senator Bernie Sanders

WASHINGTON - Citing privacy and civil liberties concerns, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today said he will vote against legislation to extend a controversial domestic spying program.

Sanders said the measure shifting the bulk collection and storage of phone records from the government to private telecommunications companies is better than a provision in the USA Patriot Act which it would replace. The bill, however, still would give the National Security Agency and law enforcement too much access to vast databases of information on millions of innocent Americans.