|Human Rights & Civil Liberties—Government Surveillance of Citizens||
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|Roll Call 97. On confirming James Michael Cole to be Deputy Attorney General Jun 28, 2011.||Y||Y||W|
|Roll Call 84. (S. 990) Final passage of legislation extending expiring provisions of a controversial government surveillance law known as the “Patriot Act” for four years. Those provisions included allowing the federal government to wiretap terrorism suspects, authorizing intelligence officials to conduct surveillance of individuals who are not known to be affiliated with terrorist groups (known as the “lone wolf” provision), and providing federal investigators—after receiving permission from a judge—with access to business and library records). May 26, 2011.||Y||N||L|
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