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For now the NSA can keep up the program that some call spying on Americans it's an effort to defund the agency's collection of phone records.
And that was narrowly defeated it went down.
In the house vote.
It -- just about a dozen votes short opponents of the data collection -- process say that the fight for them.
Is not over.
It's really embarrassing for President Obama who presented himself as.
A man who was going to come here to protect our civil liberties that he's pushing to collect the phone records of all Americans.
Without any suspicion.
It's interesting bedfellows.
This vote in many ways national correspondent Steve Centanni is live in Washington so this vote really shook things up on the held a net.
Yeah I did -- it was a much closer vote than a lot of people would have liked including house speaker John Boehner had to president Barack Obama.
When all is said and done the house voted 217.
Against curbing the power of the NSA and 205 in favor.
Michigan congressman jest just in a mosh of Michigan Michigan congressman sponsor that measure he was ultimately unsuccessful.
But he did pull together a diverse coalition of the libertarian Republicans.
Law and order conservatives.
And that liberals after the vote on -- was asked to comment after house speaker John Boehner said the house did the right thing by defeating this bill that's.
Ask the American people they think the house did the right thing I think they'll hear bear something something very different in his district I hear very different things in my district.
And it's important that we keep fighting to protect their civil liberties keep fighting to protect the constitution that's what the American people are asking.
Dates this proposal was among the first major challenges to that controversial program -- by former NSA contractor Edwards note.
Martha it's very interesting -- that looks like there are some things that disparate parts of congress are able to agree on.
In this case and how about those who are opposed to this -- how are they reacting this morning Steve.
Well they just can't believe there's this kind of support for -- measure that they say would have made America less safe and less secure here's Mike Rogers of Michigan.
Have twelve years gone by in our memories faded so badly we forgot what happened on September 11.
Passing this amendment takes us back to September 10.
And afterward we set while there is a seem a gap.
Somebody leading up to the September 11 attacks are terrorists overseas called a terrorist living amongst us in the United States.
And we missed it because we didn't have this capability.
So this bode badly split both Republicans and the Democrats in the house Martha -- Bailey interesting Steve thank you marry my best so.
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