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(Worthy News)-- Congress approved sweeping changes Tuesday to surveillance laws enacted after the Sept. 11 attacks, eliminating the National Security Agency's disputed bulk phone-records collection program and replacing it with a more restrictive measure to keep the records in phone companies' hands, the Associated Press reported.
Two days after Congress let the phone-records collection and several other anti-terror programs expire, the Senate's 67-32 vote sent the legislation to President Barack Obama, who signed it Tuesday night.
"This legislation will strengthen civil liberty safeguards and provide greater public confidence in these programs," Obama said in a statement. Officials said it could take at least several days to restart the collection. --[wp_colorbox_media url="http://townhall.com/news/politics-elections/2015/06/02/either-way-no-more-nsa-collection-of-us-phone-records-n2006849" type="iframe" hyperlink="Source"]