Thursday, May 26, 2011

Patriot Act

Patriot Act


Congress extended the provision of four years and three Patriot Act on May 26, despite the enthusiastic efforts that the Senate bill proposed by Senator Paul Rand (R-Ky.), which proposed amendments to exempt Americans firearms records searches to derail the open-ended In the proposed Patriot Act. The Senate approved the legislation as part of the Small Business Reauthorization bill (S.990), a 72-23 vote and the House has the bill on a 250-153 vote.

While the final vote for passage was closer to the House of Representatives, as expected, the surprise was a fiery opposition to the Patriot Act renewal, Kentucky freshman Senator Paul Rand. Paul previously held the planned passage of the measure for several days, and offered several amendments designed to define the Republican vote on the Patriot Act. Moreover, he demanded a full debate on the measure. Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid has promised that after the Senate voted to extend the Patriot Act, that three months ago in February, but tried to one vote on the amendments that Paul is not very limited during Senate floor debate. At one point it seemed that the May 25 parliamentary maneuvers to Paul, the three provisions of the Patriot Act, because they vanish in a day or two.

Paul was the debate and vote on two of his amendment. Paul first amendment is essentially the use of the Patriot Act prohibited U.S. citizens are looking for a "register of firearms without the protection of the Fourth Amendment probable cause, warrants and particularity. The Senate rejected this amendment in a 85-10 vote. Senator Paul also offered an amendment to the search of suspicious activity or "business records" provision to limit reporting to law enforcement authorities request that the Senate tabled (slain) in a 94-4 vote.

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