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Reid: ‘Extremely Hard’ to Pass McConnell Surveillance Proposal

By JM Rieger

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Minority Leader Harry Reid pushed back against another proposal floated by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Tuesday, this time dealing with National Security Agency bulk data collection. Shortly after McConnell said the Senate would move forward with a five-year extension of expiring surveillance programs, Reid issued a warning shot, saying it would be “extremely hard” to pass. “I think it’s going to be extremely hard for Sen. McConnell — who’s said he wants a five-year extension — to get that done, because I think the vast majority of the Republican House caucuses over here don’t want an extension of the old bill, they want something new,” Reid said.

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