URGENT - House passes FISA reauthorization

(CNN) -- The House of Representatives passed legislation reauthorizing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, whi...

Posted: Jan 11, 2018 4:14 PM
Updated: Jan 11, 2018 4:14 PM

(CNN) -- The House of Representatives passed legislation reauthorizing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which is a key tool of the US intelligence community, despite President Donald Trump's tweeted criticism of the government's surveillance program. It now goes to the Senate for consideration. House Republican leaders and top administration officials believed early Thursday morning that they were in good shape to pass the plan, even though it faced opposition from the right and the left and is always a heavy legislative lift.

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