US House passes surveillance bill on fourth attempt

Updated April 13 2024 - 4:00am, first published 3:56am
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act has attracted criticism from Republicans and Democrats. (AP PHOTO)
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act has attracted criticism from Republicans and Democrats. (AP PHOTO)

The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives voted to reauthorise a controversial surveillance program in a major step toward keeping a key element of the United States' foreign intelligence-gathering operation in place.

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