Failure of Paul Amendment Clears Way for Patriot Act Renewal

Kentucky’s senior Senator Mitch McConnell won a legislative victory over his colleague Rand Paul today. Senator Paul had proposed an amendment to a measure extending the Patriot Act for four years. The amendments delayed action on the legislation, which was likely Paul’s goal. He says the Patriot Act, which was passed in response to the […]

Yarmuth Against Extending Patriot Act

Believing a public debate is longer overdue and that Congress has never provided proper oversight, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., says he will vote against extending provisions of the Patriot Act when it comes before the House. The Senate is currently debating a four-year extension of the controversial anti-terrorism surveillance law, which was approved a […]