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House Passes Controversial Spying Bill as Speaker Johnson Overcomes GOP Objections

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WASHINGTON—The House passed legislation Friday to renew a controversial national-security spying power. The bill extending the foreign surveillance program was approved 273-147, capping a bitter, yearlong fight in the chamber. Some conservatives and progressives sought more privacy protections against congressional leadership and the Biden administration, which warned that deep changes to the law could put American lives in danger.