Spy reforms could pass US Senate Tuesday, with changes

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell walks to the Senate floor on Capitol Hill, Washington, on May 31, 2015With key post-9/11 surveillance authorities lapsed, the US Senate votes Tuesday on reforms that would end the government’s most controversial spy program, but altering the legislation would put its fate in jeopardy. The USA Freedom Act, supported by the White House, passed the House of Representatives with broad bipartisan support in May. The Senate, which is now debating the bill, could pass up to three amendments Tuesday that were introduced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and House leaders warned the upper chamber that the changes could doom the measure.

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