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House speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would seek formal negotiations with the Senate on the FISA bill, after majority leader Steny Hoyer announced he was withdrawing the legislation from consideration.
“Clearly, because House Republicans have prioritized politics over our national security, we will no longer have a bipartisan veto-proof majority. Therefore, as Leader Hoyer just announced, we will no longer be voting on the FISA bill today,” Pelosi wrote in a “Dear Colleague” letter.
House majority leader Steny Hoyer said he is withdrawing the FISA bill from consideration, a day after speaker Nancy Pelosi pulled the scheduled vote on the bill.
Pelosi scrapped the vote after Trump and many of his Republican allies made clear that they opposed the bill, which would have reauthorized three expired surveillance programs.