If The Patriot Act Expires, What's Plan B?
When the Senate returns to work Sunday, it will have eight hours to re-authorize, reform or let the Patriot Act expire before its midnight deadline.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | May 30, 2015
“Terrorists like Al-Qaeda and ISIL aren’t suddenly going to stop plotting against us at midnight tomorrow,” President Obama said.
As for what will happen at midnight tomorrow, it’s anyone’s guess.
The Patriot Act, which has been U.S. law for over a decade, is set to expire on June 1 – leaving the Senate with eight hours on Sunday to either reauthorize it or reform it. Failure to do either, the White House argues, could seriously undermine national security.