In a bipartisan vote, the House passed legislation that would prohibit the search of government databases for information on U.S. citizens without a warrant. It would also cut off funding for the CIA and NSA to build security "backdoors" into domestic tech products or services for surveillance purposes.
Maybe I'm more cynical than I'd like to admit, but even if this passes the Senate wouldn't it be a "wink and a nod" piece of legislation.? Say they did abide by the law (not that anyone would know really)... Has the court that has been issuing these warrants so far ever actually denied one? Finding alternative funding doesn't sound particularly challenging either.