Rand Paul’s NSA Filibuster Vow Complicates Senate’s Memorial Day Getaway

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The Senate is supposed to be finishing up a six-week work period, but would lawmakers really leave for the Memorial Day recess without resolving the debate over National Security Agency surveillance?

For Sen. Rand Paul the answer is “yes,” because a lack of affirmative legislative action by the Senate by June 1 would mean the expiration of the authorities under Section 215 of the Patriot Act.

Paul opposes GOP budget, says it’s ‘irresponsible’ to add to debt

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Mr. Paul CLOSED out the Senate “vote-a-rama” by giving a thumbs down to the GOP budget, hours after he OPENED up his day on the Senate floor by ripping APART Sen. Marco Rubio’s push to beef up the defense budget.

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