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White House Warns Not Passing Surveillance Bill Poses Security Risk

05/19/2015 02:21 pm ET | Updated May 19, 2015
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WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) - The White House said on Tuesday that letting surveillance legislation lapse in Congress would pose a risk to U.S. security.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest urged the Senate to pass the U.S.A. Freedom Act, which reauthorizes surveillance legislation with some curbs on the scope of the National Security Agency's authority. (Reporting by Julia Edwards; Editing by Will Dunham)

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