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RESPONSE TO TERROR | IN BRIEF / WASHINGTON, D.C.

GAO Urged to Examine New Anti-Terror Law

January 29, 2002|From Times wire reports

Two Democrats asked the General Accounting Office to examine the new anti-terrorism law, saying they are concerned it may undermine civil liberties.

Sen. Russell D. Feingold (D-Wis.) and Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) urged Congress' investigative arm to probe implementation of the USA Patriot Act, saying: "We are concerned about the potential threat to our civil liberties."

Feingold was the only senator to oppose the bill; Conyers was one of 66 House members to vote against it.

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