Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Patriot Act Talks Hit Roadblock On Privacy Issue

By Charles Babington
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, January 25, 2006; Page A03

Efforts to resolve House and Senate differences over a revised USA Patriot Act have reached a stalemate, a key committee chairman said yesterday. That means the current version of the law is likely to remain in place through next month or longer unless Senate Democrats and a handful of Republicans drop their demands for greater privacy safeguards in a proposed renewal, the chairman said.

But another senator said that the Bush administration continues to discuss possible changes, and that a resolution of the impasse is still possible.



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