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do you understand it in a rare late night session struggling to break the standoff over a massive n. s. a. spying program as a crucial deadline looms under the patriot act passed after the nine eleven attacks the n. s. a. sweeps up americans calling records by the millions in search of terror threats , critics say it trampled on privacy rights and now the program is set to expire at may thirty first , overnight the senate rejected a bill passed by the house that would take bulk phone data out of the n. s. a. is hands while still allowing targeted surveillance , the white house and senate democrats support the house plan , the conservative senators led by majority leader mitch mcconnell want to renew the n. s. a. program as it stands , mcconnell plans to call back the senate later this month to try to beat the deadline after failing to secure enough votes for a two month extension last week a federal court dubbed the embassies bulk collection of phone data illegal and libertarian opponent senator rand paul held the senate floor for more than ten hours in protest