July 24th, 2013
08:20 PM ET

House rejects measure to limit NSA powers

The House narrowly defeat a controversial bill Wednesday that would have severely curbed then National Security Agency's controversial surveillance program.

The bill, which lost by a vote of 205 to 217 sought to effectively end the blanket surveillance programs exposed by NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

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In the lead up to the vote, the bill was strongly opposed by the White House, America's top intelligence officials, and congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle.

OutFront: CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr.

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