Bush Pushes House to Renew Surveillance Law

February 26, 2008
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“President Bush called on the House of Representatives today to renew a surveillance law that expired this month and to protect telecommunications companies from lawsuits, saying it was “not fair” to allow the firms to be sued for cooperating with the federal government’s efforts to monitor terrorist suspects.

Addressing an annual gathering of the nation’s governors, Bush began his speech by lobbying once again for legislation that would permanently extend provisions of the Protect America Act of 2007, which expired Feb. 16, and would add retroactive legal immunity for telephone companies.” (Washington Post)