The House passed a gutted version of an NSA reform bill on Thursday, shifting the dimming hopes for change this year to the Senate.
Support from House leadership and key liberal Democrats like Reps. John Conyers (Mich.) and Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.) assured
But Sen. Mark Udall, a frequent critic of the NSA, said in a statement that the bill fell far short of "real reform." The
Brooks wasn't as eager to defend the agency when the programs' existence was first made public. In June, the congressman