Bill to overhaul NSA surveillance blocked in late-night Senate vote
The “USA Freedom Act,” a bill to end U.S. spy agencies’ bulk collection of Americans’ telephone call data, failed to clear a procedural hurdle in the U.S. senate early on Saturday.
The vote was 57-42 against stopping debate on the measure. It would not have needed 60 “yes” votes to move ahead.
(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Robert Birsel)