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Stato di emergenza continuo 20.05.11

I leader del Senato e della Camera dei Rappresentanti hanno raggiunto un accordo per estendere il Patriot Act per altri quattro anni.

The pieces of the law that allow the federal government to compel businesses to release records, issue roving wiretaps, and monitor so-called "lone wolf" terror suspects were set to run out on May 27. The outline of the deal between Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) still needs to pass both chambers in the next seven days to avoid a lapse in the law.