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White House Intensifies Efforts to Safeguard Patriot Act

The Bush administration stepped up its fight to preserve the controversial USA Patriot Act yesterday, warning that proposed legislation to scale back the law would undermine national security and would face a presidential veto if approved. In a letter to Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Attorney General John D. Ashcroft contended that a bipartisan proposal to undo parts of the Patriot Act “would make it even more difficult to mount an effective anti-terror campaign than it was before the Patriot Act was passed.” In the letter and in comments to reporters yesterday, Ashcroft also warned that President Bush is prepared to veto the proposed legislation, the Security and Freedom Ensured (SAFE) Act, which is co-sponsored by Sens. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) and Larry E. Craig (R-Idaho). Full Story

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