Patriot Act Extension Lands on Obama’s Desk – Wired Threat Level

The House forwarded legislation to the president Thursday to extend three controversial Patriot Act spy measures through May. They were set to expire at month’s end.

The 279-143 vote came two days after the Senate approved the same language. Earlier in the week, the House had agreed to prolong the expiring provisions to Dec. 8, but on Thursday opted for the shorter period to follow the Senate.