• Leahy plans bill on surveillance
    October 29,2013
     

    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    MONTPELIER — Vermont U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says he’s close to introducing legislation aimed at curbing electronic surveillance by U.S. intelligence agencies and has been lining up bipartisan support for the measure.

    He says that aside from being bipartisan, the effort is bicameral, with Republican Rep. James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin preparing to file companion legislation in the House.

    Republican Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Dean Heller of Nevada also are supporting Leahy’s bill.

    Leahy is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which has been delving into electronic surveillance by the National Security Agency.

    MORE IN This Just In
    BARRE TOWN — Firefighters faced a collection of adverse conditions as a house... Full Story
    WILLISTON — Police are asking for help identifying the man who tried to steal roughly $800 worth ... Full Story
    Police ask for help identifying foiled Wal-Mart thief
    NEWBURY — Police said somebody stole booze and change from a Welch Road residence. Full Story
    More Articles
  •  
     
    • MEDIA GALLERY 
    • VIDEOS
    • PHOTOS