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we should be an open rebellion saying i'm not said no off rand paul holding the floor of the senate in a bid to kill the n. s. a. program sweeping up huge amounts of american calling data the program expires at the end of the month republicans in congress are locked in a bitter showdown over what to do last week the house overwhelmingly voting to and the massive spying program and replace it with selective spying under bill known as the u. s. a. freedom act , but in the senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and fell hawks want to preserve the spying program just as it is setting up an epic clash as for senators gear up for the twenty sixteen presidential race andy sullivan covers politics for reuters there's no doubt that the debate is being amplified by the presidential race you've got a split within the republican party on the merits of to make , surveillance of republican senator marco rubio's running for president , tuition which guarantees the right to privacy democrats in the senate also want to see the n. s. a. program scaled back , mcconnell wants a program extended for a least another few weeks , but bowing to pressure has agreed to let senators vote on the house bill first , spying program has outraged privacy advocates since it was revealed by former n. s. a. contractor edward snowden president barack obama would likely signed the house bill scaling back the program if it passes the senate