McConnell Noncommittal on House Surveillance Bill

Posted May 5, 2015 at 3:10pm

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said a Senate measure extending surveillance collection for five years would be the legislative vehicle used to reauthorize expiring National Security Agency authorities, while not committing to a vote on the House-sponsored USA Freedom Act, which would curtail government data collection practices.

“What I’ve said is we’re going to try to do something to avoid expiration at the end of the month,” McConnell said. “Exactly how that plays out will be determined in part by how much time is left to achieve it.”