How The House Spells P.A.T.R.I.O.T.
The House of Representatives has rejected the Senate’s proposal to approve a six-month extension on the USA Patriot Act, and have decided to grant only a one-month extension instead. Senate Democrats had been hoping to only grant a three month extension, but compromised on six-month extension instead. The White House had lobbied hard to make the Patriot Act permanent. The House move will force the White House and Senate leaders back into negotiations.