House Members Introduce Their Own Bill to Fix the PATRIOT Act
Ten members of the House of Representatives, including both Republicans and Democrats, introduced a bill to add judicial and congressional oversight to the broadest powers granted to the Justice Department by the PATRIOT Act. The House "SAFE" Act, H.R. 3352, joins the bipartisan Senate SAFE Act that was introduced earlier this month. The two bills are identical, except that the House version contains one additional provision: It limits the definition of domestic terrorism to ensure that political protesters will not be dubbed terrorists.