Bush Signs Law to Expand Eavesdropping

Associated Press
Monday, August 6, 2007

President Bush signed into law yesterday an expansion of the government's power to eavesdrop on foreign terrorism suspects without warrants.

The law, which updates the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, was deemed a priority by Bush and his chief intelligence officials.

"We must remember that our work is not done," Bush said upon signing the bill at Camp David. "This bill is a temporary, narrowly focused statute to deal with the most immediate shortcomings in the law."

The new law, which aims to capture foreign communications that pass through the United States, will expire in six months unless Congress renews it.

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