House passes 15-day eavesdropping extension.


On a voice vote, the House passed a 15-day extension of the Protect America Act today, which is due to expire on February 1. The Senate is still debating the issue and is expected to vote on an extension tomorrow. Senate Republicans “reversed their opposition to extending the existing law” today, but the White House is still threatening a veto if the Senate enacts a 30-day extension.

UPDATE: McJoan explains what’s going on.