NSA reform blocked in Senate

  • A bill aimed at curbing the NSA's surveillance activities fell 2 votes short of the required 60 to pass legislation in the Senate.
  • Bill was designed to limit the ability of NSA to bulk collect American's phone records.
  • Leading Republicans, including Senate leader Mitch McConnell rallied against the bill. 
  • White House had previously said it 'strongly supported' the bill, which also had backing of leading technology companies including Apple and Google.

Technology companies letter to Senate