Feingold Continues to Fight Patriot Act

By: Mary Rinzel
By: Mary Rinzel

Voting begins today on the Patriot Act in Washington and it seems Senator Russ Feingold is the only one still fighting against it.
The measure appears headed for easy approval despite Feingold's efforts to add language to restrict government power.
A spokesman for Feingold says he wants to set a four-year expiration date on the part of the Act that lets administrators demand records.
He also wants the government to have to notify people within seven days if they're the subjects of an inquiry.
Feingold says the new revisions offered by the White House still don't go far enough in protecting civil liberties.
Senate majority leader Bill Frist says the outcome is "absolutely predetermined." He says the Patriot Act will be renewed with "overwhelming support."


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