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(Worthy News)-- A major supporter of the National Security Agency's anti-terrorism surveillance program, which allows the bulk collection of Americans' phone records, is pushing for an extension of the program, setting up a battle with critics who argue that Congress must fix the current law or let it expire, Fox News reported.
The renewal would buy time for the Senate to debate, specifically, Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which authorizes the government to collect personal records without a warrant and has been the target of controversy since NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed in 2013 that it was being used by the NSA to capture and retain millions of Americans' personal phone records.
The provisions are currently scheduled to sunset on June 1. --[wp_colorbox_media url="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/05/17/senate-fight-looms-as-law-allowing-nsa-to-collect-americans-phone-data-is-set/" type="iframe" hyperlink="Source"]