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Republican U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler joins Democrats in vote against surveillance law

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Vancouver, joined the state's congressional Democrats in opposing renewal of a controversial foreign intelligence law that allows spy agencies to sweep up communications from Americans

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Seattle, Washington , January 11, 2018 | comments

Republican Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, of Vancouver, joined Washington’s six Democratic U.S. House representatives on Thursday in opposition to renewal of the federal government’s warrantless surveillance program.

Herrera Beutler was one of 45 Republicans who voted against the bill, which reauthorized U.S. spy agencies to conduct surveillance on foreign targets abroad, but also to sweep up some communications by Americans. It was supported by Washington’s other three GOP U.S. House members, Reps. Dave Reichert, R-Auburn; Dan Newhouse, R-Sunnyside, and Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane.

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