Obama to Discuss NSA Reform With Lawmakers

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U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with several lawmakers on Thursday to discuss reforms to the National Security Agency‘s surveillance programs, which were exposed last year by former contractor Edward Snowden.

The small but high-profile meeting was first reported by the National Journal, and a White House spokesperson later confirmed the news to Mashable

Obama will reportedly only invite the chairmen and ranking members of both the Senate and House of Representatives Judiciary and Intelligence committees

“Key players” such as Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Mark Udall (D-Colo.), who have been fighting to reform the NSA’s spying programs for years, as well as Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), author of the Patriot Act and a government official who is sponsoring a sweeping reform bill, will also be attending, according to the National Journal. Wyden and Udall’s press secretaries did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Read more…

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