Senate Passes USA Freedom Act Without Amendments, Moves to President Obama’s Desk

The Senate voted 67-32 Tuesday afternoon to pass the House’s USA Freedom Act without any of the amendments offered by Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

The legislation will now go to President Obama’s desk to be signed into law Tuesday evening.

The USA Freedom Act that was previously passed by the U.S. House of Representatives would, in effect, stop the NSA’s bulk surveillance collection and reform the programs that lapsed when the Patriot Act expired at midnight Sunday, after GOP presidential candidate, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), filibustered the spy program for 11 hours.

The first amendment that failed to pass was the McConnell-Burr amendment. According to the Guardian, this amendment would “Change the amicus on the Fisa court – the public-interests advocate who would argue, in part, about civil liberties concerns to the secret court that oversees many surveillance programs.”

McConnell and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) wanted an amendment to the USA Freedom Act that extends the time for the government to transfer custody of phone records to private telecom companies from

FK – Every jerk that voted for the ‘Patriot Act’ without even reading it should be rounded up, tried for treason and executed for treason. How much longer Amerika?

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And on to related themes:

Party’s History of Establishment Picks Could Be Over

FK – I wouldn’t hold my breath on that one. The elites have always attempted to manipulate the now red house.

Sam Youngman: Rand Paul’s effort to change national security debate could put him on GOP’s fringe

FK – The ‘fringe’ is the best place to be. It’s where all the folks with a real conscience and brains hang out. One of my professors told us to ‘Not be afraid to read along the fringe.” If only he knew how seriously I took him. The ‘fringe’ is often the future.

Some GOP donors willing to give to many, just not Paul

FK – Still plenty of brain-dead zombies in this country. The question is are the rick folk turned off to Paul because of their allegiance to 3000-year-old tribal propaganda or the fact that his policies might cost them money?

FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities

FK – Darn, so much for sunbathing naked in my back yard. They’d charge me with assault of a Fed Nazi…

So is McCommie waking up? Not likely. I supported Comer because he probably stands a better chance of winning against the commiecrat. Maybe Bevin is what he purports to be. Many seem to be convinced of such:

McConnell Endorses Tea Party Favorite Matt Bevin for Governor of Kentucky After GOP Primary Opponent Concedes

FK – I object:

FK – The trash at the bottom of the screen needs to be kicked out of this country…