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Bush holds news conference to press Congress on surveillance bill

Bush holds news conference to press Congress on surveillance bill

President George W. Bush is going to hold a news conference to press Congress to pass an intelligence law making it easier for the government to eavesdrop on phone calls and e-mails of suspected terrorists.
Bush will meet with reporters in the White House press briefing room at 10:05 a.m. EST (1405 GMT) Thursday.
A temporary intelligence law has expired, and Bush wants Congress to renew it, and to provide legal immunity to telecommunications companies that helped the government after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
White House press secretary Dana Perino says Bush also will push Congress on three other areas: to fully fund the Iraq war, to adopt housing legislation, and to approve a major increase in money to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa.


Updated : 2021-01-22 19:02 GMT+08:00