House Rejects Restrictions on NSA

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July 24 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. lawmakers angry about domestic telephone record-collection lost an effort to curtail funding for the intelligence-gathering tools revealed by fugitive U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden. Peter Cook reports on Bloomberg Television's "Bottom Line." (Source: Bloomberg)

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Good evening.

Good evening.

The vote was to reject an amendment that would have limited the government's ability to collect all phone records.

This has been part of the -- since edward snowden began leaking these.

Again, this vote on the spending bill, it was an amendment that would have restricted the government's ability to collect these phone numbers.

The vote here, to 17-205. very -- very closely watched.

You had both conservative republicans and liberal democrats in support of this.

You had members of the bush administration backing again the making of a current law right now.

217-20 five.

The amendment was rejected.

It is probably the first of several votes we can expect over the next few months for these programs, as americans continue to have program -- questions about these programs.

These house members are on the record in support of leaving the program as it is now.

The critical load, not clear until the last moment exactly how it would lay out.

Thank you.

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