Young Votes to Limit NSA Data-Gathering

U.S. Rep. Don Young voted to limit the National Security Agency's ability to collect Americans' phone records and other data.

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by Associated Press

JUNEAU- U.S. Rep. Don Young voted to limit the National Security Agency's ability to collect Americans' phone records and other data.
The proposed amendment to a defense spending bill was narrowly defeated by the House on Wednesday. Young, in a statement, says he will continue to work with his colleagues to protect the freedoms of "every day Americans," and ensure proper oversight of government agencies.
The amendment would have ended the NSA's ability to collect phone records and metadata under the USA Patriot Act unless it identified someone as being under investigation.
Young, a Republican, says he is "extremely troubled" about the government collecting phone data from "law-abiding" Americans.