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WASHINGTON - August 03: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., during a news conference with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on the Democratic agenda. Congressional Democrats and the White House have broken off negotiations over a legislative fix to an intelligence gap without a deal, but Democrats threatened to press forward with a bill regardless. House Democratic leaders were taking procedural steps at midday Friday to allow them to call up a bill to revise the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA -- PL 95-511) to address problems that have been identified by intelligence community leaders. In the Senate, Democrats remained divided over the legislation. Independent Bernard Sanders of Vermont, a liberal who aligns with Democrats, was voicing concerns about privacy implications of the bill. "Everything's still under discussion," he said. Missouri Republican Christopher S. Bond, vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said National Intelligence Director Michael McConnell told him "negotiations are over." (Photo by Dana Statton/Congressional Quarterly).

WASHINGTON - August 03: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., during a news conference with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on the Democratic agenda. Congressional Democrats and the White House have broken off negotiations over a legislative fix to an intelligence gap without a deal, but Democrats threatened to press forward with a bill regardless. House Democratic leaders were taking procedural steps at midday Friday to allow them to call up a bill to revise the Foreign...
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