government surveillance

6:51 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Amash, Conyers vow to press fight on spying programs in new year

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New developments, including court ruling on blanket collection of phone records could change debate
Washington Michigans odd couple congressmen have a New Years resolution to press on with their fight against the federal governments spying programs. U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, a GOP sophomore lawmaker from western Michigan, and U.S. Rep.John Conyers, the longtime liberal leader from Detroit, narrowly lost a 217-205 vote this summer in their bipartisan crusade to rein in the National Security Agency’s phone surveillance program.
7:08 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Amash, Conyers again work to limit surveillance

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Current legislation believed to have better chance of passing
WASHINGTON - After narrowly losing an effort to rein in U.S. spying activities, two Michigan congressmen from opposite ends of the political spectrum are back as backers of a measure with an even better chance of passage.