US to weigh limits on NSA

Last updated 13:59 23/07/2013

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The US House of Representatives will consider legislation that would cut off funds for the National Security Agency's surveillance programs and impose limits on their operations.

The chamber's Rules Committee voted late Monday to allow the NSA amendments to the $598.3 billion defense bill. The House begins consideration of the sweeping measure Tuesday.

One amendment would bar the NSA from collecting records, including telephone records, unless the individual is the subject of an investigation.

Another amendment prohibits funds to the NSA to target a US individual or acquire and store the content of that person's communications, including phone calls and emails.

Tea party conservatives and liberal Democrats had pushed to include the amendments. Republicans leaders had raised concerns about any attempt to undercut anti-terrorism efforts.

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