2013-07-24 19:00:54

Congress debates measures to curb government spying and war powers as part of military spending bill

Debate continued in Congress today on a more than $500 billion military spending bill. Lawmakers considered many controversial measures, including amendments to defund the NSA's domestic spying programs, transfer some detainees from Guantanamo Bay, combat a culture of sexual assault in the armed forces, and undo the 2001 law used to justify the so-called global war on terrorism. On Capitol Hill, FSRN’s Alice Ollstein reports.

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