House rejects Amash amendment to cut off funding for NSA programs

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