House to consider amendment blocking warrantless web browsing

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The House will consider an amendment that would block law enforcement from being able to access web browsing data without a warrant when voting on legislation reauthorizing surveillance programs next week.The amendment will be brought by Reps. Zoe Lofgren Zoe Ellen LofgrenFEC regains authorities after Senate confirms Trump nominee as commissioner Democrats call on DHS to allow free calls at ICE detention centers House Democrats unveil proposed rule changes to allow remote voting MORE (D-Calif.) and Warren Davidson Warren Earl DavidsonHouse GOP lawmakers urge Senate to confirm Vought Lawmakers shame ex-Wells Fargo directors for failing to reboot bank Overnight Defense: House passes bills to rein in Trump on Iran | Pentagon seeks Iraq’s permission to deploy missile defenses | Roberts refuses to read Paul question on whistleblower during impeachment trial MORE (R-Ohio), whose office confirmed Friday evening that a deal was struck with leadership to have the amendment considered. Politico first reported on the deal.”I’m glad that we’ll get to vote on this important measure to protect Americans’ Third and Fourth Amendment rights,” Davidson said in a statement. “This reform — while just the tip of the iceberg — is a major step forward in protecting Americans’ right to privacy.” …

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