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  •  This isn't just a renewal of the Act (4.00)
    The House bill, in particular, contains provisions of the "Patriot II" Act, a Justice Department draft that was leaked to the Center for Public Integrity nearly three years ago. You can find it on the Center's website.

    Since then, congressional Republicans have been trying to enact Patriot II provisions in piecemeal fashion: e.g., a broader definition of "financial institution", the Real ID Act, and the death-penalty provisions in the Patriot Act renewal.

    I have just one question for GOP members of Congress: why on Earth are you so eager to cede your legislative powers to another branch of government? This make no sense.

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