Not only does the USA Freedom Act address a number of NSA-related privacy concerns, it actually could pass.
Thousands turned out to hear speeches by security expert Bruce Schneier, Rep. Justin Amash, and whistleblower Thomas Drake.
Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner's USA Freedom Act gets the seal of approval from Amash, who lost a narrow fight to defund NSA phone spying.
It's the second time the NSA has announced a renewal of its rolling authorization for the program.
Now that we know the NSA can actually do that, maybe Rush Holt (D-N.J.)'s bill will get some traction.
Justin Amash's amendment to limit domestic surveillance narrowly failed in July—but that was before all of Congress knew what the NSA is collecting.