defense budget

7:16 am
Thu July 25, 2013

House rejects Amash amendment to cut off funding for NSA programs

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Grand Rapids Republican Justin Amash argued that amendment would protect privacy
Washington - A west Michigan sophomore lawmaker narrowly lost his fight in Congress Wednesday to end the controversial national surveillance program made public this summer by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. The effort by U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township, galvanized support from civil liberty activists and a leading liberal Democrat
7:30 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Michigan Congressman Amash at center of Republican debate over defense bill

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Grand Rapids Republican wants debate over National Security Agency's surveillance programs
Internal House GOP tension has party leaders scrambling for ways to deal with fallout from their decision to limit amendments to the defense spending bill, made partly out of nervousness over attempts to stop the National Security Agency's spying program.